The Minnesota Wild and partner Bremer Bank tonight officially unveiled The Reserve, a new, upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level at Xcel Energy Center. The Reserve features a diverse menu, full bar and will be open for Wild home games, concerts and special events.
“It’s our mission to create the best possible experience for our guests, not just for Wild games, but for every event we host at Xcel Energy Center,” said Minnesota Wild Chief Operating Officer Matt Majka. “Together with our partners at Bremer Bank, we approached The Reserve with that goal in mind and converted a space with limited use into this inviting, upscale experience for fans.”
With 15 flat screen TVs placed strategically throughout The Reserve, a view of the game is available from every seat. The simple, clean design gives a subtle nod to hockey through various branding elements including hockey-stick inspired features and custom built-in display cases for Minnesota Wild memorabilia. The nature-inspired color palette includes smoky brown finishes, veined Cambria stone counter tops, and rich walnut details.
Renovated from a former meeting space, The Reserve’s spacious design measures 3,400 square-foot, seats more than 150 guests and includes multiple lounge areas. Guests can choose to gather with friends at a large communal table, classic cocktail and dining tables, or at the bar.
The diverse fare and finely-appointed bar menu was crafted by Levy Restaurants, official caterer at Xcel Energy Center. Offering something for every palette, fans can nosh on Bacon Beer Nuts or more substantial fare like the Meatball Caprese Flatbread.
Architecture and design of The Reserve was provided by RipBang Studios and Nelson. Zeman Construction of Golden Valley, Minn., served as general contractor.
The Reserve is the latest in a series of recent renovations at Xcel Energy Center. In addition to a new scoreboard and complete technology renovation last season, all new seats and a new bleacher system will be fully installed by early 2016.