SBJ/October 2 - 8, 2000/No Topic Name

XCEL ENERGY CENTER FACTS & FIGURES

MINNESOTA WILD

Cost: $170 million
Capacity: 18,600
No. of suites: 74
Naming rights/terms: $75 million over 25 years
Owner: City of St. Paul
Design architect: HOK Sport
General contractor/construction manager: Mortenson/Thor Joint Ventures
Concessionaire: Volume Services America
Premium seat caterer: Morrissey Hospitality


BUILDING DIMENSIONS/MATERIALS

Site size: 6 acres

Building size: 650,000 square feet

Amount of concrete: 40,000 cubic yards

Amount of rebar: 5,500 tons

Amount of glass: 40,000 square feet

Amount of carpet: 19,845 square yards


PLAYING SURFACE

Trade contractor: Cimco Refrigeration (a division of Toromont Industries Ltd.)

Surface material: Single concrete slab with NHL regulation ice sheet


SCOREBOARDS

Trade contractor: Daktronics Inc.

Center scoreboard size: 35 feet by 36 feet

Video screen dimensions: 10 feet by 17 feet


SEATING

Total seats: 18,600

Lower level: 9,000

Upper level: 4,500

Club level: 3,000

Suite level: 1,700

Drink-rail seats: 400

No. of suites: 74

No. of club seats: 3,000


PUBLIC REST ROOMS/FACILITIES

Total men's: 20

Total women's: 20

Total family: 7

No. of men's fixtures: 187

No. of women's fixtures: 245


CONCESSIONS

Concession stands: 16

Points of sale: 105

Novelty sales stands: 1 store on club level plus portables

Size of team retail store: 3,600 square feet


DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Project manager: Mortenson/Thor (Minneapolis)

Architect of record: HOK Sport (Kansas City)

Structural/civil engineers: Geiger Engineers (Suffern, N.Y.)

Mechanical/electrical engineers: M*E Engineers (Denver)

Sources: Minnesota Wild, HOK Sport

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