The Entertainment Software Association announced today that the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, will remain in Los Angeles California for the next three years. E3 2013 will take place June 11-13, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. LIVE “and a plethora of venues throughout downtown Los Angeles and the City”.
Last month, the location for the biggest gaming convention in the country was up in the air as the city had not assured the ESA that construction for the proposed Farmer’s Field football stadium would not interfere with the three-day convention that has been held annually in California since 1995.
“We appreciate AEG’s willingness to work in partnership with our organization to not only create a construction schedule to accommodate the needs of our guests but also their commitment to incorporate many of our suggestions into the design of the new venues,” said ESA CEO Michael D. Gallagher. “These resulting upgrades to the facility will truly benefit all conventions and further establish Los Angeles as industry leaders. We are glad we could come to an agreement that keeps E3 in its traditional home.”
Let’s hope these new “venues” the ESA promises for next year won’t have attendees rushing from one side of the city to the next in hopes of reaching their appointments on time.