July 3, 2009–The public memorial for Michael Jackson next Tuesdaywill be at the Staples Center. Staples Center exec Tim Leiweke says 17,500 tickets free tickets will be provided, and there also will be a free worldwide video feed.
About 11,000 tickets will be for seats inside Staples Center and 6,500 will be for seats in the adjacent Nokia Theater, where fans will watch a simulcast.
People who want tickets must register on the web at Staplescenter.com. After 6 p.m. Saturday, 8,750 names will be randomly selected to receive two tickets each. Notifications will go out on Sunday. Those selected will obtain their tickets via Ticketmaster on Monday.