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Michael Jackson Memorial Planned For Los Angeles’ Staples Center July 7th


A public memorial service for The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has been set and will take place on Tuesday, July 7, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according to multiple media outlets.

Randy Philips, president and CEO of AEG, which runs the facility, told KNBC that the service, which will be open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. Arrivals are set to begin at 8 a.m.

According to Philips, the overflow crowd will be accommodated at Nokia Plaza outside the venue, where widescreen TVs will broadcast the proceedings inside.

The Jackson family themselves have not yet confirmed the plans, and a Jackson spokesperson declined to comment. How fans could get one of the 20,000 tickets, or how much tickets would cost, was not answered in either report.