Family, friends and fans of Michael Jackson are finally being given the opportunity to celebrate the life of the King of Pop.
Days of speculation were put to rest Friday morning as the details on the spectacle henceforth known as the Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service were unveiled by city officials, Jackson reps and AEG Live, which is hosting the event. As previously reported, the memorial will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
"It is the family's wish to create a service and celebration that all of Michael's fans around the world can be a part of," said AEG CEO and President Tim Leiweke.
The event will be available on a worldwide feed and free to air on any network, including E! and E! Online. "We encourage you to watch the memorial from your home," said Jan Perry, a city councilwoman.
One reason? There are only a lucky few who will be able to attend the memorial.
A total of 17,500 tickets will be made available to the general public—11,000 for inside the Staples Center and the remaining 6,500 who will be able to watch from across the street at the Nokia Center, which will be filled with huge-screen TVs streaming the live event.