Muhammad Ali’s memorial service will be held on Friday morning at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center, and it will be open to the public. Thousands of fans have been gathering since Tuesday night and waited until sunrise to get a ticket. 15,00 tickets have already been sold in only an hour.
Even though the service is 2 days away, fans have been seen pushing and shoving to get a ticket, which security were able to control before anyone got hurt. Police are now helping control the crowd and there have been no arrests so far.
Will Smith will be part of the memorial service, since he portrayed the legendary boxer in the 2001 Oscar-nominated film Ali. Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal, and Bryant Gumbel will also give eulogies.
Ali’s casket is currently in his hometown, Louisville, Kentucky awaiting June 10th. The service will also be streamed live online, so the entire world will get a chance to witness “The Greatest” Memorial. It makes waiting hours on line for a ticket a little silly when a person can just watch it for free in the comfort of their own home.