The Michael Jackson Memorial: Inside Staples Center

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Jul. 6 2009, Updated 9:17 a.m. ET

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Inside the Staples Center for the Michael Jackson Memorial set-up.

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1. 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.

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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.

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2. The memorial will air Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

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The memorial will air Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

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3. The Staples Center is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and has hosted the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears.

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The Staples Center is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and has hosted the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears.

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4. Check out more of the preps for Michael’s memorial inside the Staples Center!

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Check out more of the preps for Michael’s memorial inside the Staples Center!

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5. John Mayer has requested a close and lock airwall, a sofa, a grey chair and coffee table and four folding chairs.

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John Mayer has requested a close and lock airwall, a sofa, a grey chair and coffee table and four folding chairs.

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6. Lionel Richie wants a sofa, chair, coffee table and an 8-foot table.

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Lionel Richie wants a sofa, chair, coffee table and an 8-foot table.

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7. 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.

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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.

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8. What is it with stars and their preference for chairs? Stevie Wonder wants 2 black sofas and a coffee table in his room.

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What is it with stars and their preference for chairs? Stevie Wonder wants 2 black sofas and a coffee table in his room.

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9. Usher, who is confirmed to perform, requests a coffee table, and a grey chair from dressing room 5.

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Usher, who is confirmed to perform, requests a coffee table, and a grey chair from dressing room 5.

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10. Here crews set up the stage that will be part of Jackson’s tribute concert.

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Here crews set up the stage that will be part of Jackson’s tribute concert.

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11. Jackson’s memorial looks more like a concert being prepped than a farewell ceremony to the King of Pop!

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Jackson’s memorial looks more like a concert being prepped than a farewell ceremony to the King of Pop!

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12. Michael’s family will be some of the 8,750 people inside the Staples Center on Tuesday.

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Michael’s family will be some of the 8,750 people inside the Staples Center on Tuesday.

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13. Preparations are underway, getting the stage ready for tomorrow’s tribute to Jackson which will feature several A-list stars!

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Preparations are underway, getting the stage ready for tomorrow’s tribute to Jackson which will feature several A-list stars!

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14. Tens of thousands of fans will fill L.A.’s Staples Center on Tuesday to say farewell to Michael Jackson.

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Tens of thousands of fans will fill L.A.’s Staples Center on Tuesday to say farewell to Michael Jackson.

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15. Check out these first photographs inside the Staples Center as preps get underway for Michael Jackson’s public memorial.

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Check out these first photographs inside the Staples Center as preps get underway for Michael Jackson’s public memorial.

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16. Mariah Carey is no diva! The singer requested just furniture from the Green Room for tomorrow’s memorial at Staples Center.

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Mariah Carey is no diva! The singer requested just furniture from the Green Room for tomorrow’s memorial at Staples Center.

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