Xcel Energy Center Parking and Directions

Park Smart!
Xcel Energy Center suggests that patrons of the facility’s events this summer should refer to the ParkSmart Parking Guide PDF, designed by the Saint Paul RiverCentre Authority and Saint Paul Arena Company.

Park Smart!, a detailed parking plan created by the Saint Paul RiverCentre Authority, is an intricate system designed to direct patrons of the Xcel Energy Center to alternate routes around Kellogg Boulevard and to the most convenient parking structures for events. The Xcel Energy Center is located in downtown Saint Paul at the intersection of Kellogg Boulevard and West Seventh Street.

Tips to ParkSmart!
Choose your parking near where you plan to exit the city to avoid driving through downtown.

Look for parking as soon as you enter downtown.

Hop on the bus. Cal Metro Transit at 612/373-3333 (TTY 612/341-0104) or visit www.metrotransit.org.

Car pool.
Get the latest traffic reports at www.dot.state.mn.us/tmc/trafficinfo.

Check the latest weather reports before you hit the road.

Directions
Major highways (Interstate 94 and 35E) run through downtown Saint Paul, making it easily accessible from all parts of the state. The Xcel Energy Center is located on the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and West Seventh Street. The following directions will take you to the vacinity of the Xcel Energy Center. For directions to parking lots, please refer to the Park & Ride and Park Smart sections.

Coming from the south
Take I-35 north to the Grand Avenue exit. Turn right and follow Grand Avenue to West Seventh Street. Take a left on West Seventh Street. Start looking for parking. The Xcel Energy Center is located on the corners of West Seventh Street and Kellogg Boulevard.

Coming from the north
Take I-35E south and exit on Wacouta, follow seven blocks to Kellogg Boulevard. Turn right and start looking for parking. The Xcel Energy Center is located on the corners of West Seventh Street and Kellogg Boulevard.

Coming from the east
Take I-94 west and exit on Sixth Street. Turn left on Kellogg and start looking for parking. The Xcel Energy Center is located on the corners of West Seventh Street and Kellogg Boulevard.

Coming from the west
Take I-94 east, exit on Fifth Street and start looking for parking. The Xcel Energy Center is two stop lights from the exit ramp, straight ahead.

From the Airport
Take the airport access road and follow signs for Hwy 5 to St. Paul. Take the Shepard Rd. exit and turn left (east) at the top of the exit ramp. Follow Shepard Rd. 5 miles to Chestnut St./Eagle Pkwy. Turn left, cross the RR tracks, right at the stoplight and veer left into the RiverCentre ramp.

Tips
It is a good idea to avoid driving the entire length of Kellogg Boulevard and use it only to get to the Park & Ride lot location. Avoid Kellogg Boulevard in most cases and use some alternate routes:
If you are traveling East on 94, take the 5th, 10th or 7th Street Exits.
If you are traveling South on 35E, take 10th Street/Wacouta Street or University Ave./Capitol exits
If you are traveling North on 35E, take Shepard Road, 7th Street, or 11th Street/ Capitol Exits
If you are traveling West on 94, take Kellogg Boulevard/Mounds Boulevard or Hwy. 52/6th Street exits

Head straight for the Park & Ride lot. The early arrivers and city employees will take the closest spots to the Xcel Energy Center including the RiverCentre Parking Ramp on Kellogg.