E3 2013 to be held in Los Angeles June 11-13

The suspense over where E3 will be held next year is over, and it's somewhat of an anti-climax. The Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that it has renewed a deal with the city of Los Angeles to hold E3 in that part of the world for the next three years.

In its press release, the ESA said E3 2013 will be held on June 11-13 at the LA Convention Center, the neighboring LA Live complex and other venues in the city.

LA has been the long time home for the E3 trade show, but its contract with the city ran out with the 2012 event, which was held in June. At that time, the ESA's president Michael Gallagher said the group had some concerns about the Los Angeles Convention Center's planned demolition of its West Hall in order to put in a future NFL stadium in that location.

However, it appears that LA fought hard to convince the ESA to keep E3 in their city for the next few years during the construction and demolition plans. Los Angeles's Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is quoted in the press release as saying that he  "... personally joined in the negotiations, and we worked with all parties to ensure the needs of E3 would be met."

Source: ESA press release

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