Details announced for today's Jenazah for Muhammad Ali - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Details announced for today's Jenazah for Muhammad Ali

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Final arrangements have been made for a Jenazah for Muhammad Ali this morning at the Kentucky Expo Center.

Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell updated the procession route early Thursday. 

The procession will just be the hearse and the police escort along the short route from the funeral home to Expo Center. About 16,000 are expected to take part. 

A total of 31,500 people are expected to show up for funeral services on Friday -- including 15,500 ticket holders. The rest are invited guests and speakers. The arena is at capacity.

Thursday afternoon officials will announce the lineup of the funeral. Lonnie Ali is going to allow each of the children to speak.

Ali's official obituary is expected to be released Thursday afternoon.

The Ali Center is closed Friday for a private reception with 1,000 invited guests. A pool camera will be allowed to get video of Mayor Greg Fischer speaking and the presentation of two gifts. The family will be presented with a gift from the U.S. Olympic Committee and from the U.S. Boxing Council.

President Obama will not attend the memorial, but White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett will represent him at the service. The president can't attend because he needs to stay in Washington, D.C. to attend his daughter's high school graduation.

Anyone who has a ticket to the funeral at the Yum! Center can park for free at the Kentucky Exposition Center beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Shuttle service will be provided for people with tickets between the Kentucky Exposition Center and the KFC Yum! Center. Shuttle service starts at 8:30 a.m.

People with tickets can also take TARC for free to get to the KFC Yum! Center. On Friday, there will be traffic control for the procession, as well as security at Cave Hill Cemetery and at the KFC Yum! Center.

For more information about the upcoming memorial services, parking, shuttles and bus routes go to

Many roads will be closed Friday for the 19 mile procession and memorial service downtown. For a list of road closures, CLICK HERE.


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