The public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna is officially set for February 24th at 10 a.m. local time. It’ll be held in the Staples Center, where Bryant starred for the Lakers for 20 seasons.
Now that those details are set, many fans are wondering how they can get tickets to attend. The arena only holds about 20,000 people, so there won’t be nearly enough seats to go around.
According to TMZ, “friends, family, NBA officials and players, season ticket holders and local politicians” will get top priority on tickets.
More details from the outlet:
The remaining seats will be ticketed and go to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
As we reported, the memorial will be held at Staples Center on February 24, where seating capacity stands at around 20,000. Fact is … hundreds of thousands of people would like to honor Kobe and Gigi, but there’s no way all of them can be accommodated.
No word yet on how the public can get tickets, but law enforcement sources tell us … if people can’t get into Staples, they’re not going to get close to the venue.
It’s been an unimaginably difficult time for Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, who is coping with the loss of both her husband and daughter.
She shared a message for fans in an Instagram post this week about her mourning process.
“I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong. Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isn’t being able to have that opportunity?! I’m so mad. She had so much life to live,” she captioned a video of Gianna’s basketball highlights at the Mamba Academy.
“Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri,” she continued. “I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process. I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this. God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over. Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.”