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Here's How To Get Tickets For 'Celebration Of Life' Memorial For Kobe Bryant

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By Adreon Patterson

There is a special way for fans to get tickets to the Kobe Bryant public memorial in Los Angeles.

With the memorial expected to be one of the biggest events of the year, there will be tickets sold to the event. The proceeds will go to charity instead of the family.

Thousands of fans are expected to descend onto the Staple Center in Los Angeles with over 20,000 expected to fill the arena.

Here's how to get your hands on the special tickets.

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In order to obtain the tickets, fans must register for the public sale by going through a special Ticketmaster site.

Registration started on Friday, February 14 and will end on Monday, February 17. On Tuesday, February 18, fans will be notified of whether they have been verified and granted access to participate in the public ticket sale as they will be available on Wednesday, February 19.

The prices for tickets will $224 for the floor with two for $224 and $24.02 each.

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On the official site, it read:

A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant will be held at STAPLES Center on Monday, February 24th at 10am. A limited number of tickets will be released for public sale, with all proceeds going to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation exists to further Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s legacy in youth sports. Specifically, the Foundation aims to provide access, opportunity, and to teach life skills to young girls and boys through the vehicle of sports.

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In a statement, the Los Angeles Lakers tried to curtail fans without tickets from coming down the Staple Center.

They stated, "Members of the public without tickets to the Celebration of Life are strongly advised by STAPLES Center and law enforcement not to come downtown near STAPLES Center or L.A. LIVE as fans without tickets will not be able to access the STAPLES Center site, L.A. Live site, or adjacent streets."

Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the newly renamed Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

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Vanessa Bryant posted on Instagram about the renaming of the foundation with an image stating "Mamba & Mambacita Foundation".

She emphasized that the renaming is more of a tribute to her deceased husband and daughter as the next chapter begins.

Bryant captioned the post, "Thank you all for the outpouring of support and your kind donations to date as we carry forth Kobe and Gigi’s legacy.. We hope to empower young athletes in a world they left us all to help shape."

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The grieving wife and mother had revealed earlier in the week the official invitation to the public memorial.

The date was special as it symbolized both Kobe and Gianna's jersey numbers 24 and 2, respectively, as well as her husband's 20 years in the NBA.

The father and daughter were buried last week in a private ceremony.

The public memorial will be on February 24m 2020 at 10 am at the Staple Center with special attention given to the other seven victims as well.

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