YOU ate all the pies: stadium:mk orders in more for hungry Rugby World Cup fans

Fans tuck in at Rugby World Cup match
Fans tuck in at Rugby World Cup match

Ravenous rugby fans have scoffed thousands more pies than anticipated - forcing catering bosses to buy in extra to cope with demand.

More than 57,000 people watched France v Canada and Japan v Samoa at stadium:mk for the Rugby World Cup last week - making for a record-breaking attendance each game.

But before the first match kicked off on Thursday, organisers had a last-minute rethink and ordered in more supplies after liaising with other venues.

Two weeks before the first match at stadium:mk, its food and beverage operations manager Stephen Miller predicted to have sold 6,500 pies by the end of the three games.

He also expected crowds to have seen off 18,000 bottles of beer and 700 beer kegs – as well as 18,000 hot drinks and 9,000 hot dogs.

However, two games in and rugby fans have so far eaten 7,000 pies, 6,000 hot dogs and washed it all down with 37,000 pints, 18,000 bottled alcoholic drinks, 9,000 soft drinks and 4,000 hot drinks.

Tomorrow night, Fiji take on Urugua in the last rugby world cup match to be held in MK.

A stadium:mk spokesman said: “The feedback we’ve had from spectators visiting the stadium has been really positive and we’ve made minor adjustments at each fixture to ensure the experience we are offering remains at a world class level.

“We’re delighted with the way both fixtures have played out, and the record-breaking crowds that have been at stadium:mk.

“We’re geared up to deliver yet another fantastic experience for our third and final Rugby World Cup 2015 fixture on Tuesday.”