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Super Bowl Committee accidentally includes strip club in program


The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee might want a do-over.


A strip club was unintentionally included on the committee’s Business Connect Resource Guide, which is a list given to the NFL and other companies to provide services for the upcoming Super Bowl, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.


King of Diamonds, a “gentleman’s club,” was listed as a vendor in the food and catering category in the guide. The guide has since been pulled off the website.


In a statement to the Business Journal, the host committee said Kladek Inc., the business behind King of Diamonds, was one of the businesses that originally applied. However, they weren’t meant to make the list.


“It should not have made the list of the 400-plus businesses in our Business Resource Directory and it has been removed, as it was clearly an error. We have taken the directory offline to thoroughly audit each of the remaining businesses on the list,” the statement said.

Super Bowl LII will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota in February 2018.

(Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)


Debra Kalsbeck, the owner of the club, told the Business Journal she started filling out the paperwork in the application process but didn’t complete it because there were too many forms. She had hoped originally to be listed as an entertainment venue.


Kalsbeck said she didn’t hide what kind of business she owned when applying, but is hopeful the turnout for the Super Bowl results in extra business.


“They have to have somewhere to be entertained, right?” Kalsbeck said.

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