January 13, 2012
CES Show Sets Record With 1.86 Million Square Feet
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas seemed larger than previous years, but a press release from the event officially confirmed it.
CES announced on Thursday that its 2012 show was the largest in its 44 year history, with 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space. The previous record for the event was 1.857 million net square feet back in 2008.
The total attendance at the event has not been announced yet, but based on how many times I was elbowed, breathed on, or bumped into I would guess it was somewhere close to or above 150,000 attendees.
Thursday was a highlight day at the show as EPSN hosted a live boxing match for its Friday Night Lights in 3D.
The match was held in the middle of the central hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and ESPN spared no expense in handing out 3D glasses to all those watching at ringside.
The station's 3D cameras swooped in as boxers smacked their gloves in each other's faces to a crowd of gadget-hungry fans.
ESPN's usage of its stake in the 1.86 million net square feet may have been the most unique in CES history.
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