Tickets for Muhammad Ali memorial service sell out in hour

0:54 | Boxing
Tickets for Muhammad Ali memorial service sell out quickly
Wednesday June 8th, 2016

Your teams on the go or at home. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.​

Tickets for the Muhammad Ali memorial service in Louisville sold out in under an hour, reports Arash Markazi of ESPN. 

The 15,000 tickets that were made available to the public for the service at the KFC Yum! Center were originally scheduled to be made available at the box at 10 a.m. However, tickets were given away starting at 8:15 a.m. as crowds gathered in front of the arena.

The tickets were given away for free on a first come, first serve basis.

Some fans, including Jay Johnson of Cincinnati, waited in front of the arena overnight to receive a ticket.

NYC’s West 33rd Street temporarily renamed ‘Muhammad Ali Way’

The public memorial service will take place from 2–4 p.m. on Friday. 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.