It's hard to believe Mariucci Arena opened in 1993 and I had never stepped foot inside of the building until 2012! What a great looking arena it is. Very open, easy to get into your seats, not a bad seat in the house for that matter. I had been inside the old arena, several times, when it was attached to the Barn [Williams Arena]. I'm not sure what took so long for me to go, perhaps it is because tickets are so hard to get, but I will return much sooner in the future. Mariucci Arena is home to the Minnesota Gophers hockey team.