Jackson tickets via internet draw
Tickets for a public memorial service for Michael Jackson in Los Angeles on Tuesday will be available via the internet, organisers have revealed.
Details were announced by AEG Live, the star's promoter, which owns the Staples Center where the service will be held, BBC reported.
Eleven thousand free tickets are to be issued for the service. Only US residents can apply.
Fans wishing to attend must register at staplescenter.com for their tickets and names will later be chosen at random.
Another 6,500 tickets will be issued for a simulcast of the service at the nearby Nokia theatre. It means a total of 17,500 fans will be able to see the events free.
Officials said 8,750 pairs of tickets would be allotted to the successful entrants after 1800 Saturday (0100 GMT Sunday) and notifications would go out later on Sunday.
Those selected will be able to get their tickets via Ticketmaster on Monday, officials said.
No other details of the service itself were revealed.
Officials appealed to other fans to watch the memorial service from their own homes, amid fears that thousands of people without tickets could flood the area.
"If you do not have a ticket, if you are not credentialed, not only will you not be allowed at these venues, you will not be allowed in this area," said Los Angeles assistant police chief Earl Paysinger.
Michael Jackson had been rehearsing for his London concerts at the Staples Center.
In a press conference, family representative Ken Sunshine said they wanted to accommodate as many fans as possible.
"It is all about the fans," he said.
Officials said that no funeral procession would take place and the memorial service would not be shown on big screens outside the venues. Free pool feeds will be made available to media organisations for broadcast, they said.