While there was a dramatic conclusion to the NRL match in Bathurst on Saturday, reports were that some kiosks had run out of food shortly before kick-off.
A late rush of ticket sales on the day saw a crowd of 8730 pack into Carrington Park to see the game, 94 short of 8824 that turned up to the NRL in 2014.
Council said catering at stalls and canteens were provided by local junior and senior Bathurst Panthers and St Pat’s sporting clubs.
“It was a great opportunity for the club to raise funds to support the teams,” Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger said.
“There may have been a temporary delay in the supply as the stalls restocked given … the number of patrons, which is good for the clubs as they would have maximised their fund raising efforts.
“It is standard practice for catering to cease 20 minutes before the end of an event to avoid wastage.”
Corporate catering was arranged by a local business, who supplied locally sourced beer, wine and food.