The Los Angeles Lakers have just announced details surrounding the celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna and in honor of both of them, the price of admission will be various forms of $224.
The team sent out the details on Valentine’s Day, which included the price of admission for the event. According to the team, all proceeds of the memorial will benefit the “Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.”
“Tickets will be priced at $224 each, 2 for $224 and $24.02 each. All tickets are non-transferable. On the day of the event, all ticketed guests will be required to enter with the ticket purchased,” a press release reveals.
It seems the price differences will be for the areas of the arena in which the tickets will be located.
The numbers were chosen to honor Kobe’s #24 basketball jersey, and Gigi’s #2 jersey.
So how do you get tickets? According to the announcement, “In an effort to ensure that fans have the best chance to get tickets, the Los Angeles Lakers will be using Ticketmaster Verified Fan for ticket distribution. Starting today, Friday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. through Monday, February 17 at 10:00 p.m.”
Also, the team is asking that fans who do not receive a ticket, not crowd around the Staple’s Center on the day of the event, as they will NOT broadcast it outside on the big screens.
“The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant will not be shown on any video screens or by any other means outside of STAPLES Center, including the L.A. LIVE video screens. There will also not be any overflow locations for members of the public to view the event which, will be shown live on most local Los Angeles television stations,” it stated.
The continued, “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.”
As we reported, Kobe and Gigi were laid to rest in a private ceremony near their home in Corona Del Mar, CA. The gravesite is surrounded by purple and yellow flowers and a group of colorful pinwheels that signify the tragic death of a child.
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