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As millions of fans mourn the loss of highly favored basketball player, Kobe Bryant, conversations are sparking about where his memorial should be held. Sources say a meeting held earlier this week discussed the possibility of holding Bryant’s memorial at the L.A. Coliseum.
Despite the Staples Center’s notoriety as Kobe’s house and holding the memorials of both Michael Jackson and Nipsey Hussle, it is reported that it may not be big enough given the size of Bryant’s grieving fan base.
The L.A Coliseum holds 80,000 people in comparison to the Staples Center’s 20,000 max occupancy. As people all over the world have already taken to social media to express their mourning, holding Bryant’s memorial at the Coliseum may be a smart idea.
While there is no official decision as many still haven’t come to terms with the loss, the Rose Bowl with an even larger capacity than the L.A. Coliseum was turned down in order to keep the proceedings within L.A. rather than asking mourning fans to travel further to Pasadena.
As planning continues, further updates to come.