E³ at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Tuesday, 9th May 2006 by Alex Turnbull
If you’ve ever picked up a joystick, then you’re probably aware that this is the week of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³), which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center each year.
Here you can see the building’s glass frontage (which currently has the E³ livery splashed all over it), and you can get a feel for how big this venue is. Last year E³ apparently had over 70,000 visitors (all either game industry professionals, celebrities or journalists), and with the global games industry worth, er, um.. a lot, it looks like E³ is only going to get bigger.
This $375 million dollar sports arena has an incredible 4 million visitors a year, has hosted everything from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to WrestleMania, and is the only arena that is home to five professional sports franchises; some slightly better known outside of LA than others:
- Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
- Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
- Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
- Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
- Los Angeles Avengers (AFL)
Thanks to Robb, AurÃ©lien Hamel, James and Emily Miller.