Kobe Bryant’s public memorial service will be a massive event in Los Angeles and organizers are considering holding it at the famous L.A. Coliseum because the Staples Center isn’t big enough to hold the expected large crowed.
According to TMZ Sports:
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.
TMZ is reporting city officials have been eyeing the Coliseum — which is home to both the USC Trojans and the Los Angeles Rams — as the likely location for a memorial.
“The Rose Bowl was also brought up as a possible venue — since it holds nearly 91,000 — but we’re told Pasadena is just too far away.
Our sources say no official decision has been made yet, but the conversation is underway. As for Kobe’s funeral service, no decisions have been made about that either.”
The Staples Center only holds around 20,000 people, while the Coliseum holds over 80,000, with the surrounding parks being capable of holding many more.
Kobe was just 41 when he died Sunday. His daughter, Gianna, who also passed away in the helicopter crash, was only 13. Seven others also perished in the crash.