ESPN is expected to announce today that the Sept. 12 USC at Ohio State football game will have a limited showing in 3-D.
The 3-D version will be available at the Galen Center in Los Angeles and the ESPN Zone at LA Live as well as at a single theater in Columbus, Ohio; Hartford, Conn. (for ESPN invitees) and Hurst, Texas.
The Texas site, according to Anthony Bailey, ESPN's vice president for emerging technology, was chosen because ESPN would like to see how a 3-D broadcast would do in a place unaffiliated with either team playing.
According to Bailey the USC Alumni Assn. will control tickets for the Galen Center showing.
At the ESPN Zone, some patrons who are in the restaurant during the game will be randomly invited to an upstairs room where the game will be available in 3-D. There will be no tickets for sale for any of the viewing sites.