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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 September, 2003, 13:37 GMT 14:37 UK
Davo's venue guide

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
Telstra Dome

  • Capacity: 55,020
  • Home team: Essendon FC, St Kilda FC
  • Other info: Used to be known as the Colonial Stadium

  • Nothing gets my juices flowing like watching a game of AFL or cricket here.

    And it's even better when the juice is VB, Victoria's local drop and Davo's beer of choice.

    Melbourne's Aussie Rules-mad fans will have to get used to a different-shaped egg come the World Cup.

    That won't be a problem as they're the most sport-crazy fans I've seen anywhere in the world.

    The 'Dome' did a good job to host the first indoor rugby Test against South Africa, and I reckon they should shut the roof again.

    Knowing Melbourne weather, they won't have a choice.

    Fixtures
    11 Oct: New Zealand v Italy (Pool D)
    12 Oct: Wales v Canada (Pool D)
    17 Oct: New Zealand v Canada (Pool D)
    26 Oct: England v Samoa (Pool C)
    1 Nov: Australia v Ireland (Pool A)
    8 Nov: Quarter-final 1: Winner D v Runner up C
    9 Nov: Quarter-final 3: Winner B v Runner up A





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    WORLD CUP VENUES



    DAVO'S CHOICE
    Best boozerBest boozer
    Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda

    Best meat restaurantBest meat restaurant
    Blue Train Cafe, Southgate
    Gambler's denGambler's den
    Crown Casino, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

    IF YOU MUST
    ShoppingShopping
    Melbourne Central, Latrobe Street

    Best veggie tuckerBest veggie tucker
    The Coffee Shop, of course!
    CultureCulture
    Old Melbourne Gaol



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