Tribe Sued After Terminating Contract for Super Bowl Concert Venue at Mystic Lake

January 23, 2018 06:25 PM

The video above aired when it was announced Club NOMADIC at Mystic Lake was canceled.

The company which built a massive Super Bowl concert venue at Mystic Lake Casino is now suing the casino owners for terminating its contract.


In a lawsuit filed late Tuesday, New York-based Nomadic Entertainment claims it is owed nearly $7 million in construction costs and lost profits.

RELATED: Club NOMADIC at Mystic Lake Canceled, Shows to Go On

The company built a 65,000-square-foot pop-up structure in Mystic Lake's parking lot that could hold up to 9,000 people.

The temporary concert venue was set to host major musical acts leading up the Super Bowl, including Gwen Stefani and Florida Georgia Line.

But the owners of Mystic Lake - the Shakopee Mdewkanton Sioux Tribe - said earlier this month that the contract with Nomadic had been terminated after it was determined it would be impossible to ensure the event met their "standards of quality."

In the suit, Nomadic called those claims false accusations that caused significant and reputational damage.

The company also claims it met the agreed upon construction dates, even though the casino owners "repeatedly delayed, and intentionally interfered with, the timely approval" of plans and engineering drawings.:

An attorney for Dakota February Events, owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, responded via a statement Tuesday evening:

"(DFE) just learned of this lawsuit through media accounts," said Willie Hardacker, DFE's general legal counsel. "DFE has not been served. However, we were fully within our rights to cancel the contract, and will vigorously defend that decision. This will in no way impact guests visiting Mystic Lake or the entertainment scheduled on February 1-4."

Check back for updates.


Joe Augustine

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