Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is a premier sports and entertainment provider and has expanded into several different avenues of business operations. MSE was originally formed in 1997 by majority owner Bob Naegele, Jr., and a group of investors when they were awarded the rights to an expansion National Hockey League (NHL) franchise for the City of Saint Paul. The limited partnership owns the NHL's Minnesota Wild along with the Saint Paul Arena Company, which operates Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul RiverCentre and Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Along with the Wild and the Saint Paul Arena Company, MSE has extended its business interests into the hospitality realm through its majority stake in Wildside Caterers. The limited partnership also owns and operates 317 on Rice Park, the former historic Minnesota Club, which has become one of the most intimate venues in the Twin Cities for receptions, business meetings and weddings. Each of these entities offers a broad collection of services and is committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.
The Wild and play in the state-of-the art Xcel Energy Center located in downtown Saint Paul. Xcel Energy Center has showcased the world's greatest hockey players as well as premier concerts, family shows, college and high school athletic tournaments. Xcel Energy Center has hosted the likes of Pavarotti, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, the Eagles, the NCAA Frozen Four, WCHA Final Five and NHL All-Star Game. The Saint Paul Arena Company manages the entire RiverCentre complex, which consists of Xcel Energy Center and the Roy Wilkins Auditorium for the City of Saint Paul.
By building on its core assets, MSE has expanded its operation into complementary lines of business that capitalize on its ability to provide venues for unique sports, entertainment and business experiences. Building winning relationships with guests, communities and partners is the foundation of MSE's success.