San Jose officials have cleared the way for a $6 million tent to be built in time for eBay's convention in June.
The eBay event is expected to draw 10,000 people to San Jose.
I'm scratching my head on this one. The SJ Convention Center can hold a pretty good sized event. Before moving to LA, Internet World used to use the SJ convention center for several years and drew more than 30,000 people without employing a multi-million dollar tent. That's 3x more than what eBay is projecting.
One word of advice to eBay - bring lots of air conditioners and fans. June in San Jose can get nasty. The one year Internet World had outside exhibits the temperatures spiked to more than 100 degrees. One poor guy who was being paid to wear a gorilla suit througout the show gave up and quit from heat exhaustion.