So, I live in Southern California (Orange County-Inland Empire area), and I am in the process of planning a lan center. My plan is a lan center with 32 computers all capable of running SC:2 on low settings without any lag, and good FPS.
Also in my Lan center there will be 2 Professional style "booths" like those used in the GSL and at other major SC:2 tournaments.
The plan is to host weekly or bi-weekly cash-prize tournaments in-house on the weekends, as well as hosting weekly cash-prize on-line tournaments during the week.
The two Professional style booths would also each have tv screens on the front of the booth with the player's point of view, and One big-screen 50+ inch. TV that would be controlled by a caster, who will be doing commentary during the matches.
This would give everyone who plays SC:2 a chance to feel what it's like to compete in a major SC:2 tournament. The plan is also to host major players like members of Liquid or EG, and we could have cash-prize show matches.
Would people in Southern california be interested in such a place? Or is there not enough of a demand for a place like this for it to remain open ?