Takeoff

Tickets are now sold out for a public memorial service for slain Atlanta rapper Takeoff on Friday, Nov. 11 at noon at State Farm Arena.

Fans were allowed to request two free tickets, which are non-transferrable and require parties to enter the venue together.

All guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early with doors opening at 11 a.m. State Farm Arena will offer free parking for ticketed guests in the Ruby Lot (100 Baker Street Extension, Atlanta, GA, 30303) until the lot is full.

This is a limited-capacity event, and it is recommended that fans who did not secure tickets to not come to the arena.

There will be a strict no photo and video policy. All devices will be checked with Yondr bags prior to entering the arena.

A State Farm Arena spokesman told Atlanta Intown that the memorial service will not be live-streamed online.

Takeoff, who was born Kirsnick Khari Ball, was co-founder of Migos, formed in Lawrenceville, GA in 2008. The group scored four top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Takeoff was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas on Nov. 1. Police are still searching for the gunman.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts that donations should be made to The Rocket Foundation which was recently established to support programs that are saving lives through proven, community-based solutions to prevent gun violence. Donations can be made at: www.rocket-foundation.org

No gifts or items will be permitted to be left at or near the venue.

For more information, visit statefarmarena.com/TakeoffCelebrationOfLife.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.