Originally Posted by El_Duque
The key here is ESPN Zone at LA Live. They have broadcasting studios (ESPN LA, late night Sportscenter, radio booths, etc.) upstairs from the restaurant. They would wnat to keep everything close as possible. Where else could held it? The Forum? I doubt that.
The L.A. Coliseum, Home Depot Center, Long Beach Marine Stadium were all previous venues for the X-Games...the Rose Bowl, L.A. Sports Arena, Honda Center and Angel Stadium could also be viable venues also.
As it stands, I haven't seen any confirmation as to venues for this year's X-Games, so I can't form a decent opinion about crowd issues that may not have a possibility of happening. The only comment I have on this so far is that I'm sure the City of Los Angeles (owner of the LACC) and AEG (owner of L.A. Live) have plans in place when there are events held at both locations. Otherwise, the owner of AEG would've been crazy to consider building a football stadium near L.A. Live...