Xcel Energy Center (Minnesota Wild Stadium)

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The Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota has been home to the NHL’s Minnesota Wild since they began playing in the 2000-01 season.  The Wild filled the void left by the Minnesota North Stars, who moved to Dallas in 1993. In their 20+ year history the Wild have made …

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American Airline Center (Dallas Stars Stadium)

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American Airlines Center, home of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, opened on July 1st, 2001 and cost $20 million to build.  The arena replaced Reunion Arena which opened in 1980.  The Stars share American Airlines Center with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, as they did with Reunion Arena. The arena has held …

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Ball Arena (Colorado Avalanche Stadium)

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Ball Arena, which until 2020 was the Pepsi Center, is located in Denver, Colorado and is the home of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, members of the league’s Western Conference Central Division.  The arena opened in 1999 and cost $187 million to build. The Avalanche were originally founded in 1972 as …

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United Center (Chicago Blackhawks Stadium)

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Chicago’s United Center, humorously nicknamed, “The Madhouse on Madison,” is home to the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL’s Western Conference Central Division. The United Center is also home to the Chicago Bills and is named for the airline of the same name.  Opening in 1994, in addition to the two …

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