Some cashing in on free Ali service tickets

2016-06-08 20:58
Montez Jones shows off his tickets to Muhammad Ali's memorial service. (David Goldman, AP)

Montez Jones shows off his tickets to Muhammad Ali's memorial service. (David Goldman, AP)

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Louisville - Muhammad Ali insisted the tickets for his memorial be free. But some people are looking to turn a profit.

People started arriving outside the KFC Yum! Centre late on Tuesday in downtown Louisville, ahead of the Wednesday morning ticket distribution. The line stretched around the arena. All 15 000-plus tickets for Ali's memorial service on Friday were claimed within an hour.

Some ticket holders immediately went online offering to sell their tickets.

Others posted online pleas to buy tickets. One wrote that he and his mother were driving in from Chicago for the service for the boxing great and willing to pay $50 for two tickets.

One of the posters offering to sell tickets reached by phone said a friend of his sold tickets to the memorial service. When asked for how much, he hung up.

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