Everything you need to know about getting to Friday's Muhammad Ali memorial service
Getting around Louisville on Friday may not be easy, but officials say it will be well worth it for the memorial events to remember Muhammad Ali.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Getting around Louisville on Friday may not be easy, but officials say it will be well worth it for the memorial events to remember Muhammad Ali.
A lot of planning will come together to allow people from near and far to remember The Champ.
The stage is set and chairs are in place, and audio and video have all been checked. Last minute preparations happened at the KFC Yum! Center.
That is where the world will bid its final farewell to homegrown hero turned international superstar, Muhammad Ali.
Getting to the Yum! Center may be just about as tough as being one of The Champ's opponents in the ring.
"I wouldn't advise coming downtown in a car tomorrow," Kay Stewart with TARC said, "Parking is going to be basically non-existent."
One option people have is taking a TARC bus.
Stewart commented, "Everybody ought to think about it and plan ahead."
"We have a number of routes from all directions downtown that go into the city and stop very close to the Yum! Center."
If you have to drive, another option is parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Parking there is free, and shuttles will take people from the Expo Center to the KFC Yum! Center and back for free. Guests just need to show their admission tickets for the memorial service for each ride.
Delays, due to traffic and the morning procession, are going to be part of this process, so attendees are asked to give themselves plenty of extra time to get there.
When you get to the KFC Yum! Center, you're not allowed to bring in things like backpacks, banners, professional cameras or selfie sticks.
It's all part of a plan that make sure when we look back at Ali's career and say goodbye, everything goes exactly as planned.
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