Gwen Stefani performed at the Mystic Lake Center, a new meeting and event space inside the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, on February 4, 2018. The casino is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Photo: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
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Shakopee Tribe won't be sued by promoter of failed casino venue

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community won't be facing a lawsuit in connection with a failed entertainment venue at its casino in Minnesota.

The tribe pulled the plug on Club Nomadic last month after saying the venue didn't meet its standards. The promoters responded by filing a complaint in federal court, alleging breach of contract and other claims.

But Club Nomadic "voluntarily" withdrew the case on Monday. The move came exactly a week after a federal judge questioned whether the lawsuit would have overcome the tribe's sovereign immunity, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Nomadic had been given seven days "show cause, if any, why this action should not be dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction," according to Judge Joan N. Ericksen's January 30 order.


The 64,000 square-foot venue had been billed as a major attraction at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. It was being built to host a number of high-profile concerts during Super Bowl LII, which took place in nearby Minneapolis on Sunday.

Most of the shows went on as promised but they were moved into the casino.

The tribe recently debuted a $90 million expansion of the casino. The project features a nine-story hotel and the Mystic Lake Center, a 70,000 square-foot meeting and event space where some of the shows took place.

Read More on the Story:
Club Nomadic drops lawsuit against Mystic Lake over pop-up concert site (The Minneapolis Star Tribune February 6, 2018)
Club Nomadic sues Mystic Lake's event company for breach of contract (The Minneapolis Star Tribune January 23, 2018)
Super Bowl Club Nomadic canceled at Mystic Lake, concerts move to much smaller venues (The Minneapolis Star Tribune January 12, 2018)

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