Since 1993, the University of Minnesota's Golden Gopher men's hockey team has been playing at Mariucci Arena - also known as 3M Arena at Mariucci. Thousands of enthusiastic fans cheer for the home team throughout every game as the players fly across the Olympic-sized ice sheet, which measures 100 feet wide by 200 feet long. In 2007, Sports Illustrated on Campus ranked Mariucci Arena at No. 8 on its list of the best college arenas and stadiums in the country. In addition to Golden Gopher hockey matches, other Mariucci Arena events include consolation games for Minnesota high school hockey tournaments. Get the best Mariucci Arena tickets at StubHub.
What is the Mariucci Arena's seating capacity?
The venue can hold about 10,000 people. There are approximately 9,600 seats in the main bowl.
Is Mariucci Arena accessible by public transportation?
The Metro Transit 2, 6, 121 and 123 buses and the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority 465 and 475 buses make stops along the south side of Mariucci Arena. The Metro Transit 120 bus has a stop on the north side of nearby Ridder Arena. The Metro Green Line light rail stops at Stadium Village Station. From there, it's about a 10-minute walk to the venue.
Is there on-site parking?
There are multiple parking lots and garages around the arena that are available on game days. These include the 4th Street Ramp, the Gold Lot, the Ski-U-Mah Lot, the Oak Street Ramp and Lot 37. Season parking passes are available for the Maroon Lot, Lot 33 and Lot 37.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Mariucci Arena offers at least 12 different concession areas throughout the facility. The food selection in the venue may include pretzels, gyros, sandwiches, barbecue, pizza and ice cream. Dining options in the area around the arena include Burrigato, Blaze Pizza, Kimchi Tofu House and Five Guys.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Children are welcome at hockey games at Mariucci Arena. Tickets are required only for children ages 3 and up. Changing tables are located in the restrooms in Sections 10 and 22. Strollers, car seats and baby carriers are not permitted in the facility.
Is Mariucci Arena a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Both concourse- and ice-level accessible seating is available at Mariucci Arena, and the restrooms are disability friendly as well. Guests in wheelchairs are encouraged to park in the Maroon Lot and enter the facility through the East Lobby, which is the closest entrance to the elevator.Back to Top