Michael Jackson Fans Must Register Online For Free Memorial Service Tickets
Posted on July 3, 2009Organizers of the Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be giving out 17,500 free tickets using an online lottery. The tickets will be given randomly to people who register on the Staples Center's website. People says a live video feed of the memorial service will also be streamed on tv and online.
Those who can't get the precious tickets - 11,000 in the Staples Center and another 6,500 to watch on big screens at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live across the street - can watch a live worldwide television feed being provided free to networks or on streaming video on the Web. Organizers are using a wristband system to crack down on scalpers.Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of AEG, says in a statement, "This is a memorial. I'm hoping that people have dignity. We're doing our best to accommodate the worldwide demand. For those who would try to take advantage of this, shame on them."
The registration for tickets will end at 6 p.m. Saturday.