MTV VMAs Move To The Forum

mtvMTV’s 2014 Video Music Awards will return to the west coast when the show airs live from the Forum, presented by Chase, in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, Aug. 24. This year’s VMAs will have the distinction of being the first major award show to ever take place at the historic Forum.

The Forum reopened in January 2014 following a comprehensive reinvention. New amenities include a modernized arena bowl with superior acoustics, approximately 8,000 square feet of new event level hospitality offerings, new VIP clubs, a 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace, and seven star-caliber dressing rooms.

Opening in 1967, the Forum is the former home court of the Los Angeles Lakers and has hosted some of the greatest musical performers of all time, including The Rolling Stones, Eagles, The Jackson 5, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Madonna and many others.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards delivered big, with the award show ranking as cable’s No. 1 entertainment telecast of the year among P12-34 at the time and was the first-ever award show to be broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

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