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Mystic Lake cancels Super Bowl pop-up nightclub: shows planned for space will move inside casino

A rendering of Club Nomadic at Mystic Lake, a temporary nightclub that was set to open at Mystic Lake Casino to coincide with the Super Bowl. Courtesy of Mystic Lake Casino.

PRIOR LAKE, Minn.—Mystic Lake Casino won't be using the temporary nightclub, dubbed Club Nomadic, it built in its parking lot for the Super Bowl and will move the four nights of concerts inside the Prior Lake casino.

"Unfortunately, as the event approached, we determined that it would be impossible to ensure an event that is up to our standards of quality," said a spokesperson for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in a news release issued Friday, Jan. 12.

The casino's publicist did not respond to further questions about the reasoning behind the decision.

Concerts from the Chainsmokers (Feb. 1), Kygo (Feb. 2) and Gwen Stefani (Feb. 4) will move to Mystic Lake Center, the casino's newly opened hotel and event space. Florida Georgia Line's Feb. 3 performance will take place in Mystic Lake's Showroom. Ellie Goulding was scheduled to headline with Kygo, but the news release said information on her appearance will be forthcoming.

Ticket were priced at $200 for general admission and $475 and $750 for VIP.

Friday afternoon, the concerts were removed from Mystic Lake's website, and Ticketmaster is now running a notice that reads, "These tickets went fast and we're unable to find more right now" on the sale pages of the four performances.

Club Nomadic was expected to hold as many as 9,500 concertgoers. Stefani and Goulding each attracted about 5,000 fans during their 2016 tour stops at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center. In July, Florida Georgia Line drew a crowd of more than 37,000 to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.

Mystic Lake Casino's Showroom can hold 2,100, while the largest space in Mystic Lake Center has a capacity of 2,272.

In September, the casino announced it was building a 64,000-square-foot temporary venue headed up by the New York-based Nomadic Entertainment Group, which is owned by the official hospitality partner of the National Football League. That company also oversaw renovations at the Minneapolis Armory.