Born in the State of Hockey, The Pond at Seven Corners is a high-energy redevelopment concept for the site directly adjacent to the Xcel Energy Center, along 7 Corners corridor. The mixed use elements include an upscale hotel, indoor practice facility, restaurant and retail tenants, and an outdoor skating “pond” and park space, which is intended to complement the existing urban elements of the area. State of the art athletic training facility and ice practice area are key elements, with strategic opportunities for public to view and be a part of the Minnesota Wild players atmosphere. The building massing and design is intended to preserve primary view corridors from several key landmarks, including the State Capitol Building and the St. Paul Cathedral. Sustainable design elements include maximum passive solar orientation, high efficiency mechanical systems, and a green roof to minimize storm water impact.
The north expansion to the Xcel Energy Center will add 72,000 sf, renovate 21,000 sf of existing space and fill in the remaining sliver of land along West 5th Street. The prime concourse adds escalators and an additional ticket lobby to relieve congestion and solve safety issues. New hospitality functions include two new club lounges and rooftop bar. The project also includes new Minnesota Wild team spaces, concourse expansion, food service vertical circulation, a new 7,800 sf club lounge and offices for the Xcel Center management team.