Tickets to Muhammad Ali memorial service gone in over an hour

If you want to pay respects to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, you will have to find a way other than attending the public memorial service in Louisville.

Tickets were gone in a little over an hour, according to a tweet by the KFC Yum! Center, where it will be held. Several people on social media in Louisville, report that some people are scalping tickets. One person posted on Facebook that the tickets were going as high as $100.

If you decide to make the 420-mile drive to Louisville anyway, you can watch the public processional down the city’s streets, which begins at 9 a.m. The service begins at 2 p.m.

The Muhammad Ali Museum and Education Center, however, will be closed on Friday and will reopen to the public on Saturday. The center is located at 144 N. Sixth St.

If you are in town for a few days, you can also visit Ali's childhood home at 3302 Grand Ave. It's not clear from the website (which is under construction) whether the center will be open on Friday.

The memorial service will be livestreamed on the center's website.


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