The migration has begun as lucky fans who received tickets to Michael Jackson's Memorial service on Tuesday begin to travel to Staples Center in Los Angeles which will be admitting 11,000 people. 6,500 will be admitted at the Nokia Theater nextdoor. Streets around the stadium will be closed to prevent those without tickets from trying to attend.
Winners received a unique code via email and instructions on how to pick up their tickets Monday. When they pick up their tickets, a wristband will be placed on their wrists.
To prevent ticket scalping, fans must have both the ticket and the wristband to enter Staples Center on Tuesday. Wristbands that have been ripped, taped or tampered with will be voided.
Winners were selected from an online registry on Staplescenter.com. Each winner will be issued two tickets.
Only U.S. residents can apply for tickets, according to the Staples Center Web site. No details of the memorial service itself have been released.
The memorial service will not be shown on Staples' giant outdoor TV screen but will be broadcast on five television networks, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC and E! Entertainment. Malaysians will be able to watch it on Astro then.
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