The Staples Center opened on October 17, 1999, with a concert by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. It has a capacity of 20,000 spectators.
The memorial will air Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
The Staples Center is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and has hosted the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears.
Check out more of the preps for Michael’s memorial inside the Staples Center!
John Mayer has requested a close and lock airwall, a sofa, a grey chair and coffee table and four folding chairs.
Lionel Richie wants a sofa, chair, coffee table and an 8-foot table.
Jackson’s family requested a pipe and drape locker room, three sofas, two end tables, one large coffee table, eight folding chairs and four 8-foot tables.
What is it with stars and their preference for chairs? Stevie Wonder wants 2 black sofas and a coffee table in his room.
Usher, who is confirmed to perform, requests a coffee table, and a grey chair from dressing room 5.
Here crews set up the stage that will be part of Jackson’s tribute concert.
Jackson’s memorial looks more like a concert being prepped than a farewell ceremony to the King of Pop!
Michael’s family will be some of the 8,750 people inside the Staples Center on Tuesday.
Preparations are underway, getting the stage ready for tomorrow’s tribute to Jackson which will feature several A-list stars!
Tens of thousands of fans will fill L.A.’s Staples Center on Tuesday to say farewell to Michael Jackson.
Check out these first photographs inside the Staples Center as preps get underway for Michael Jackson’s public memorial.
Mariah Carey is no diva! The singer requested just furniture from the Green Room for tomorrow’s memorial at Staples Center.
Inside the Staples Center for the Michael Jackson Memorial set-up.