Dodger Stadium braces itself for Michael Jackson fans

The Michael Jackson Memorial service will be held on Tuesday at Staples Center downtown. But, on Monday morning, thousands of Jackson fans who were lucky enough to win the lottery to attend the service are expected to descend on Dodger Stadium to collect their pair of tickets. Police set up barricades late Sunday afternoon on some of the roads around Dodger Stadium and adjacent Elysian Park to prevent fans from lining up before the 8 a.m. pick up time.

It will be interesting to see how the morning commuters who cut through Elysian Park on Stadium Way will react when they hit the LAPD barricades at Scott Avenue. Barricades have also been set up on Elysian Park Avenue, the street leading to the main gate, near Sunset Boulevard. It’s not not certain when those barricades will come down. LAPD spokeswoman Karen Rayner said she expects the barricades to remain up most of the day to keep the fans as well as a horde of media under control.

“You are going to have major inconvenience in that area tomorrow,” she said.

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* Streets around the stadium closed off only to MJ fans. The Eastsider

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