Hockey Families Take Advantage Of Equipment Giveaway At Xcel Energy CenterIn the State of Hockey: You still need helmets and pads to play -- and all that gear can get expensive. That's why hockey families took advantage of an equipment giveaway Saturday.
Wild Fans Get To Watch Practice, Take A Shot At Single Game TicketsMinnesota Wild fans watched the players take the ice at the Xcel Energy Center Saturday for the first time in four months. The team made a morning of their first public practice. Hundreds of fans took part in The Wild Breakaway Run outside the Xcel.
Expert: Upgrades Needed At Nursing Rooms In Most Twin Cities StadiumsThey are meant to be a private space for breast-feeding mothers to feed their babies or pump milk for later, but some believe Minnesota's major arenas and stadiums should make some changes to their mothers rooms. Taking in the last warm days has become especially important to the Molly Fyten this year.
Minnesota Wild Announce New Security Measures For Home GamesMinnesota Wild fans will see new security measures when they attend home games this season. The team announced the new measures Monday. They take effect Sept. 21 at Xcel Energy Center as part of a league-wide effort.
Wild Announce 6-Game Preseason Schedule With 3 Home GamesThe Minnesota Wild have announced a six-game preseason that includes two home games against the Buffalo Sabres and a home-and-home series with the Winnipeg Jets. The Wild will play three games at Xcel Energy Center, opening the preseason at home against Buffalo on Sept. 21.
Swarm Ask Lacrosse League For RelocationSwarm owner John Arlotta says in a statement that the team's lease at the Xcel Energy Center ended this year, and "economics" don't lend themselves to a sustainable business model for an independently owned lacrosse franchise.
Minnesota Swarm To Leave The Twin CitiesThe Minnesota Swarm are packing up and leaving the state after 11 seasons. Swarm co-owner John Arlotta announced Friday night that the National Lacrosse League team will relocate for the 2016 season.
Target Field Becomes 'Trash Free'The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.
As Rumors Swirl, Owner Quiet On Swarm's FutureMinnesota's professional lacrosse team, which plays its home games at the Xcel Energy Center, has not offered renewals to its season ticket holders for next season, and also appears to have ended its Junior Swarm box lacrosse program. For weeks, there has been speculation that team owner John Arlotta, who bought the Swarm from Wild owner Craig Leipold in 2008, has been looking to sell the team or move it.
Historic Seven Corners Hardware Store In St. Paul Scheduled For DemolitionThe old Seven Corners Hardware store near the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul closed last year after the owners made a deal to sell the land to a developer.
After A Day Of Studying, Wild Are Ready To Take The IceAfter losing 4-3 and 4-1 in Chicago against the Blackhawks, the Wild are back in St. Paul Tuesday. And a home ice advantage couldn't be more important for Mike Yeo's team.
Wild Start Western Conference Semifinals At Chicago FridayThe Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday the schedule for its Western Conference Semifinal series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Chicago Blackhawks. Game 1 will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Chicago. Game 2 will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, also in Chicago.