Friday, July 3, 2009

Register for Tickets to Michael Jackson's Memorial Service

Tickets for Tuesday's Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles will be free, and those wishing to attend can register now on the offical Web site for a chance to attend the service.

A total of 17,500 tickets will be available for the 10 a.m. event, but only 11,000 will be released for the Staples Center.

The remaining Staples Center seats -- the venue has a capacity of around 19,000 -- will be held for friends and industry. A total of 6,500 tickets will be available for the Nokia Theatre, which is across the street from the Staples Center at L.A. Live. The venue will host a simulcast of the event.

No details were revealed today on what would transpire at the memorial service. Downtown Los Angeles streets will be closed surrounding the Staples Center, and those not holding tickets are urged to stay home and watch the service via the Web.

Registration will be open until Saturday, July 4, at 6 p.m. PST. A raffle will be held after registration closes. Successful applicants will receive two tickets each, as well as details on how to pick up the wristbands, which will be distributed Monday.There will not be a funeral procession.

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