St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN

The RiverCentre is a large convention center located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. It has twice been honored as "Best Convention Center" by Minnesota Meetings and Events Magazine. It hosts a large variety of events and has been the home of the annual Festival of Nations since 1934. The St. Paul Civic Center was an indoor arena, that was part of the RiverCentre. The arena opened on January 1, 1973, and had seating capacity of approximately 16,000 for hockey. The Civic Center was the home of both iterations of the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA - the first from 1973-1976 and the second from 1976-1977. The arena was renamed the RiverCentre in the mid 1990s. The arena was torn down in 1998 to make way for the Xcel Energy Center which opened in 2000. On June 28, 1984, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, actress Courteney Cox and 200 extras filmed the Brian De Palma-directed music video for "Dancing in the Dark" at the arena, one day before Springsteen's legendary 1984 Born in the U.S.A. tour formally opened at the arena. The Saint Paul Civic Center would start demoliton shortly thereafter. The Xcel Energy Center opened in 2000, and it sits on the site of the Civic Center.

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Springsteen did 7 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.


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