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Nokia Continues Awards Sweep, Grabs the ESPYs

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 01:59PM
Video Games Live at the Nokia Theatre Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The Nokia Theatre as set up for Video Games Live back in October.

A couple weeks ago it was the Emmys' making a move, then American Idol, and now ESPN's ESPY Awards will be leaving Hollywood and the Kodak to head for Downtown's Nokia Theatre. It's not exactly a surprise of a move, given that the L.A. Live complex will include an ESPN broadcast facility and ESPNZone restaurant. The 2008 show, the first Downtown, will take place on July 20th.

Though relatively new, the Kodak has never had a reputation for being a venue in which it is easy to stage a show. AEG's plans for the Nokia emphasized the load-in / load-out process, including the provision of space underneath the theatre where semis could pull in and park for the duration. Given the results, it would appear that their attention to detail has paid off.


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