Schedule, notable attendees for Muhammad Ali memorial

Schedule, notable attendees for Muhammad Ali memorial

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 11:13 p.m. ET

A schedule of events and notable attendees expected for Muhammad Ali's memorial on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky:

- 7:30 a.m. - Shuttles begin for attendees from the Kentucky Exposition Center to the KFC Yum! Center, where the public memorial will be held.

- 9 a.m. - The procession begins from A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, north to the Watterson Expressway. It will move past the Muhammad Ali Center, make its way onto Muhammad Ali Boulevard and then go west to the neighborhood where Ali grew up. People are expected to line the route on surface streets as the procession makes its way through downtown.

- 11 a.m. or noon (estimated) - The procession makes its way to Cave Hill Cemetery for a private burial.


- 12 p.m. - Doors open at KFC Yum! Center for public funeral.

- 2 p.m. - Memorial begins. Eulogies expected by former President Bill Clinton, comedian/actor Billy Crystal, television journalist Bryant Gumbel and others.


Notable attendees:

Former President Bill Clinton

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama

King Abdullah II of Jordan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left Thursday)

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Comedian/actor Billy Crystal

Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Television journalist Bryant Gumbel

Martin Luther King III

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Boxing promoter Don King

Former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard

Former boxing champion Lennox Lewis

Former boxing champion Evander Holyfield

Former boxing champion Larry Holmes

Former boxing champion Bernard Hopkins

Former NFL player Jim Brown

Former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin

Former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr.

Imam Zaid Shakir, Muslim scholar

Sherman Jackson, Muslim scholar

Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam

Boxing promoter and CEO of Top Rank Boxing Bob Arum

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Former Louisville Mayor Harvey Sloane

Entertainer Whoopi Goldberg

Director Spike Lee

Actor/Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger

Comedian Dave Chappelle

Casino magnate Steve Wynn

Journalists Katie Couric and Matt Lauer

Chubby Checker, who popularized ''The Twist''

Country music singer Reba McEntire

Rapper Common

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Soccer great David Beckham

Former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis