Prior to Friday’s memorial service for boxing legend and humanitarian Muhammad Ali, a procession will carry Ali’s casket through the streets of Louisville. The motorcade will begin at 9 a.m. Friday on Bardstown Road and travel west to 34th Street before returning to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Ali will be laid to rest.

ali funeral procession map

The public is invited to line the route on surface streets as the funeral procession makes its way from A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home (4501 Bardstown Rd.) to Cave Hill Cemetery (701 Baxter Ave.), past sites of significance to Ali and his family, including his boyhood home.

Friday’s interfaith service will begin at 2 p.m. and will also be open to the public. Tickets will be available exclusively at the KFC Yum Center box office beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and officials say guests can begin lining up at 6 a.m. The box office will close at 8 p.m. or upon sellout.

TARC will provide free rides on all routes on Friday to passengers with tickets to the memorial service at the KFC Yum Center.

Officials said Tuesday that TARC will also operate a free shuttle service for ticket-holders from the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center to KFC Yum Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Parking will be free and return bus shuttle service will be provided after the service by Miller Transportation.

Below is complete list of routes with stops near the Yum Center.

ZeroBus – Fourth Street and Main/Market free circulators

Route #2-Second Street

Route #4-Fourth Street

Route #6-Sixth Street

Route #15-Market Street

Route #17-Bardstown Road

Route #18-Preston-Dixie Highway

Route #19-Muhammad Ali Boulevard

Route #21-Chestnut Street

Route #23-Broadway

Route #31-Shelbyville Road

Route #40-Taylorsville Road

Route #43-Portland-Poplar Level

Route#52-Medical Circulator

Route#63-Crums Lane

Route#71-Jeffersonville-Louisville-New Albany


An updated schedule of Ali events can be found here.

Jonese Franklin is the WFPL Program Director and host of WFPL's All Things Considered.