LOS ANGELES - The memorial ceremony for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna is happening at Staples Center Monday at 10 a.m. Organizers are planning something big with top stars from the entertainment and sports world, but they're also urging people who don't have tickets to stay away from the area.
Officials have blocked off Chick Hearn Court and smaller streets around the Staples Center.
Media from around the world are setting up for the big event.
Security will be very tight for this ticket-only venue.
Some 20-thousand seats were made available to the public. There were three tiers of ticket prices 1) $224-dollars each 2) $224-dollars for two and 3) $24.02 each.
Officials stress If you do not have a ticket please do not come to this sold-out event.
As for the ceremony itself, it will not be broadcast on any of the outdoor screens or at LA Live plaza.
This afternoon the Lakers played the Boston Celtics in Staples Center beating the Celts by one point.
Afterward, fans said the game was something special.
FOX 11 will have full coverage of the memorial starting Monday morning with a special edition of Good Day LA live from Staples Center.
We'll broadcast and live stream the entire 'Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant' beginning at 10 a.m.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Mamba and Mamacita foundation in honor of Kobe and Gianna.