Kobe, Gianna Bryant Staples Center Memorial Ticket Info Released by Lakers

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2020

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, the jerseys of late Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, right, and his daughter Gianna are draped on the seats the two last sat on at Staples Center, prior to the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the details says a public memorial service for Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at Staples Center. The Los Angeles arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career. The date corresponds with the jersey numbers he and 13-year-old daughter Gianna wore, 24 for him and 2 for her. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
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The Los Angeles Lakers have released information for fans who want an opportunity to attend the public memorial for Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on Feb. 24. 

Per the official release, fans must register through Ticketmaster by Feb. 17 for a chance to purchase tickets when they go on sale on Feb. 19, with proceeds going to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation:

Fans who are selected to purchase tickets will be able to purchase tickets on Feb. 19. Tickets will be priced at three levels: $224, two tickets for $224 and $24.02.

Kobe and Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Jan. 26. 

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's wife and Gianna's mother, announced on Instagram last week that a celebration of life would be held at Staples Center on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. PT.

Per USA Today's Chris Bumbaca, Kobe and Gianna were buried in Corona Del Mar on Feb. 7 at a private family service. 

While details about the public memorial are still unknown, Richard Winton of the Los Angeles Times reported it will not include a procession and will end in time to allow the Los Angeles Clippers to play their scheduled home game against the Memphis Grizzlies. 

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The Boston Celtics have rearranged their flight out of Los Angeles on Feb. 24 in order to allow players to attend the memorial, per Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. Boston plays the Lakers on Feb. 23.

 

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