Kobe Bryant Memorial May Not Be at Staples Center – Find Out Why
29th January 2020

Kobe Bryant‘s public memorial is possibly going to be too big for the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The memorial for the basketball superstar, who tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday (January 26) along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 others, may be held at the L.A. Coliseum due to the sheer volume of people who may attend, TMZ reported on Tuesday (January 28).

“Our sources tell us…a meeting took place this week to discuss where Kobe‘s eventual memorial might go down in the coming weeks or even months. People who were in the room say a few venues were considered — some made more sense than others. Of course, the Staples Center is considered ‘The House That Kobe Built’ — but it only holds around 20,000 people … and judging by the massive response to his death, organizers feel they should be ready for a MUCH larger crowd,” the report reads.

The Coliseum holds approximately 80,000 people, and there are parks in the surrounding areas capable of holding even more. The Rose Bowl was also brought up as a possibility.

No decision has been made yet according to the report, but the conversation “is underway.”

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