ESA Says Next E3 May Not be in Los Angeles

We’ve known for a while that the ESA has some issues with the proposed stadium construction at the LA Convention Center. Last year, the organization declined to renew its contact for E3 until they received some assurances about the upcoming changes. We expected to hear that these had been resolved, but it looks like those assurances are still not forthcoming.

Michael Gallagher, president of the ESA, said this Sunday night in an interview, “We’re still in discussions with the city of Los Angeles, but we have a number of issues that still need to be resolved. If we can’t resolve them, we are preparing to go elsewhere.”

No firm decision on where “elsewhere” might be, although Gallagher did mention San Francisco, New York, Chicago and New Orleans as possible replacements. I’m sure we’ll hear more on this as the week goes on.

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2 Comments on ESA Says Next E3 May Not be in Los Angeles


On June 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

lol stupid move on ESA if they do it.

The publishers that matter and devs that matter are all in the LA area.


On June 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Bring E3 to NY, where the real gamers are found