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Era ending? E3 2013 may bid farewell to the LACC

Friday, 10th June 2011 03:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Despite enjoying enormous success in the Los Angeles Convenetion Centre, the ESA is considering alternate venues for E3 2013 and beyond.

The LA Times reports the ESA has only one more year in contract with the LACC, and is considering other options thanks to planned construction in the centre’s West Hall.

“There have been other places we’ve looked at,” the ESA’s Rich Taylor said. “We don’t want our attendees to have to rappel across a construction quarry to get to a booth.”

LA city officials are negotiating to retain the event, which brings in an estimated $25 million in associated spending, like restaurants, transport, and temporary staff.

The Anschutz Entertainment Group, which is due to construct a new football stadium on the Convention Centre’s existing West Hall, has dropped an ultimatum on proceedings and said it will walk away from the project if no decision is made by July 31, rather than accomodate E3 and suffer interruptions it claims will blow out construction by a whole year.

Apart from two dismal events in Santa Monica in 2007 and 2008, E3 has always graced Los Angeles.

“There are other locations that would obviously love to have a show of this size in their backyards but thus far we feel we have a strong, mutually productive relationship with Los Angeles,” Taylor commented.

Overnight, the ESA announced a June 5-7 dating for E3 2012.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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16 Comments

  1. Mystic Sage

    Move it to Arizona and have it in the Cardinal Stadium!!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. makots

    Bring it East to Boston

    #2 4 years ago
  3. ultramega

    Come to Canada. We’ll take you. =)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Las bloody Vegas. Please. Stop fucking about, ESA.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NightCrawler1970

    @3 Canada is to cold, come to FLA!!!! E3 on spring Break, tanned chics, beer, and party till ya drop :P

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    Come to the UK! Now that would be epic :P… and not just epic because of the Americans complaining either ;)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. StarFoxIV

    E3 was NOT always in Los Angeles. It moved to LA from Atlanta!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Razor

    Birmingham, UK please :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    Vegas makes sense for a couple of reasons. The place has dropped off tremendously during the resceison, they could use more events like this. And if any city can throw a party its Vegas. And when there is a heavy US California connection, Vegas is a stones throw away NA-wise.

    But I doubt it would happen honestly.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Crab of Thunder

    @8 Keep dreaming lol. :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 Yeah, I would love it if it came back to Atlanta. Plus Atlanta is a damn fun town.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. El_MUERkO

    It’s got to be Vegas, it’s perfect for E3.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. xino

    London please…heart of UK:P

    #13 4 years ago
  14. StarFoxIV

    @11 At least we still have Dragon*Con

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    @14 Are you trying to get me to come to DragonCon, still? :D

    #15 4 years ago
  16. StarFoxIV

    @15 First time I have tried! :) But to answer your question: Hell YEAH!!

    #16 4 years ago

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