New details released about Muhammad Ali services

Published: Jun. 7, 2016 at 12:44 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2016 at 8:54 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - New details about this week's events honoring Muhammad Ali were released Tuesday morning.

Bob Gunnell, the Ali family's spokesperson said Ali's casket will be present at the Janazah service at Freedom Hall on Thursday. Organizers want to ensure all Muslims are able to attend the event, so the overflow rooms at the venue will be used if the arena reaches capacity.

Mayor Greg Fischer noted that the city's mission is to ensure the Champ goes out with dignity and respect.

TARC will provide free rides to the KFC Yum! Center on Friday for anyone who has a ticket to the memorial service there. those attending Friday's service can park at the Kentucky Expo Center for free. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. and shuttle service will be provided from 8:30-11 a.m.

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Streets along the procession route, including Broadway, will be temporarily closed as the caravan moves along. Fischer also encourages people who aren't attending the events to be mindful of street closures and heavy traffic in the venue areas.

City staff assigned to provide assistance to attendees on Friday will be wearing orange and black t-shirts that say "I Am Ali."

The mayor said Louisville hotels are near capacity already, and more visitors are on the way. Click here for more information about hotel rooms or call 888-568-4784.

WAVE 3 News will provide complete coverage of Muhammad Ali's funeral procession and public memorial service at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday. Those events can be viewed at the following links:


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