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Major demand for NBA star Kobe Bryant’s public memorial

More than 90,000 people have registered for tickets for the late Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna’s memorial service at the 20,000-capacity Staples Center.

Ticketmaster cautioned fans that it expects demand to be “extremely high” in a confirmation email to those that registered. Fans will be selected at random to have the chance to take part in Wednesday’s public sale.

Those who are selected can purchase a maximum of two tickets at three different price levels, which include top-tier tickets at $224 each, while others can be purchased at two for $224 or $24.02 apiece.

The pricing is significant as they represent Kobe’s and Gianna’s jersey numbers from their respective teams.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which aims to further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports.

The public memorial will take place almost one month after the January 26 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.

Fans that do not obtain tickets have been urged to watch the memorial from home, rather than coming to downtown LA as it will not be shown on video screens at the venue.

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