Michael Jackson Memorial Information

From Associated Press:

Details of next Tuesday’s public memorial for Michael Jackson have been released in Los Angeles by the owners of Staples Center.

Staples Center boss Tim Leiweke says 17,500 tickets free tickets will be provided. There also will be a free worldwide video feed.

Leiweke says 11,000 tickets will be for seats inside Staples Center and 6,500 will be for seats in the adjacent Nokia Theatre, 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.

You can register for a ticket here: www.staplescenter.com.

The deadline to register is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4. A computer program will randomly select 17,500 people to receive tickets.

They’ll receive an email with instructions on Sunday.

The Jackson family and the Staples Center say they hope no one registers for a ticket, then tries to scalp them.

No details of the memorial service itself have been released.

From StaplesCenter.com:

“The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles, California and simulcast inside to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE across the street. A limited number of free tickets to both venues will be made available for Michael Jackson’s fans to attend.

“Due to the expected overwhelming demand, the following procedures have been set to accommodate registration for the tickets. Please note that by registering for tickets to attend the Public Memorial Service, it does NOT guarantee the registrant tickets.

“The opportunity to register for tickets begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, July 3, 2009 and ends at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, July 4, 2009.

“Please enter your information below for your chance to receive two tickets, that will be randomly distributed for either STAPLES Center or Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE to attend the Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service. Only one entry per individual will be accepted. Registering to attend the Public Memorial Service is NOT a guarantee of tickets. Two tickets will be issued to each randomly selected attendee. Offer valid to residents of the United States only.”

Photo: AP Photo / Startraks
Michael Jackson stops by the December 19 "Miracle on 34th Street" show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Please follow this link to StaplesCenter.com to register.