Wild fans around the State of Hockey know all about the special atmosphere inside Xcel Energy Center.
Well, Stadium Journey Magazine has taken notice and ranked Minnesota’s home barn the top arena experience in the National Hockey League in 2013. The magazine is dedicated, “as a way to go into greater depth about the great stadiums in the various sports played around the world.”
Here is what the magazine’s website had to say about the experience at Xcel Energy Center:
“The fans know the game and appreciate the little things, such as clearing the puck on the penalty kill, or a good defensive play to prevent a scoring chance. That is what gives the Xcel a truly special atmosphere and, even though the initial luster of having the NHL back in Minnesota has worn off, there is still a buzz around the building.”
The acknowledgement comes on the heels of ESPN The Magazine ranking the Wild’s stadium experience tops in the NHL last fall.