September 13th, 2006


Terri Irwin Speaks

Steve Irwin and family

Although larger venues for the public event had been suggested, Terri Irwin said her husband would have wanted the service held at the 5,500-seat auditorium -- called the "Crocoseum" -- he built himself.

"I realize that the Crocoseum has a limited capacity ... but I cannot see how a memorial service would work in any other place other than the Crocoseum, which he built here at the zoo and of which he was so proud," the statement said.


The event will be broadcast live in Australia, the United States and Asia, the statement said.