MTV announced this Wednesday that the 2014 Video Music Awards (VMAs) will be held at the Forum in Southern, California.
The VMAs will be the first major event held at the Forum since the venue underwent major renovations in January. The location of the awards also marks a major win for the Los Angeles area, as the awards return to the West Coast.
Sid Greenfeig, senior vice president, West Coast business operations, the Forum, expressed his excitement in bringing the VMAs to the Forum:
We are thrilled to welcome the VMAs to the ‘Fabulous’ Forum for the first time. The VMAs are one of the year’s biggest celebrations of music and entertainment. What better place to showcase this international spectacle than the Forum — a venue known around the world as having hosted some of the biggest names in music and a venue that continues — with the recent completion of its reinvention — to deliver an unrivaled experience for both artists and music fans.”
The move is in an effort to to help guarantee that celebrities won’t have to choose between attending the VMAs which will take place the on Sunday, August 24 and the Emmy Awards which will take place the following night on Monday, August 25.
What do you think of the VMAs return to the West Coast?