Family spokesperson provides updates on Muhammad Ali's memorial services
Bob Gunnell addressed the issue of some of the memorial service tickets being scalped.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The spokesperson for the Ali family, Bob Gunnell, briefed media on more details about Muhammad Ali's memorial services Wednesday evening.
Gunnell addressed the issue of some of the memorial service tickets being scalped. He said, "Frankly, this activity is deplorable. It is deplorable that some people are trying to profit off the solemn service as we celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali."
He added that scalpers will be prosecuted.
Gunnell said one man came as far as Bangladesh to attend this week's memorial services.
Thursday's Jenazah, Muhammad Ali's Islamic funeral service, was also discussed Wednesday.
Officials say it will be a 30 minute service. 14,000 tickets were given out, and the service is close to capacity.
Mayor Greg Fischer spoke at Wednesday's press conference. He urged the community and business owners to help clean up the streets around Friday's procession route. The Mayor also asked residents to volunteer with Brightside to help clean up ahead of the procession.
Friday's funeral procession is set to last about 90 minutes. LMPD says roads will be closed temporarily, as the procession moves through Louisville. That procession will precede the memorial service, set to last from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Many roads will be closed Friday for the 19 mile procession and memorial service downtown. For a list of those road closures, CLICK HERE.
The procession will only stop one time. It will stop briefly on I-64 in front of the Muhammad Ali Center.
LMPD says there will be 500 law enforcement officers working the procession, as well as the memorial service, Friday.
Gunnell also announced Wednesday an anonymous donor will provide rose petals to lay in front of Cave Hill Cemetery, leading to Muhammad Ali's grave.
For more information about the upcoming memorial services, parking, shuttles and bus routes go to www.AliLouisville.com.
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