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Fans warned to be early at Etihad Stadium

19/05/2011 04:29:09 PM Comments (0)

Expectations remain high for a potential record crowd at Etihad Stadium for Carlton's emotion-charged AFL clash with Geelong.

Friday night's round-nine match will be a special occasion for the undefeated Cats as they farewell club great Bob Davis with a video tribute and a minute's silence before the game.

The AFL Hall of Famer, whose 189-game playing career with the Cats included two premierships, coached Geelong to the 1963 flag.

Davis died after a recent battle with illness on Monday night, aged 82.

It's also a big game for the hosts Carlton who are fourth on the ladder.

The record crowd for an AFL game at Etihad Stadium is 54,444 for the St Kilda-Geelong match in round 14, 2009.

Etihad Stadium released a statement on Thursday encouraging fans to arrive early for the 7.40pm game.

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