To avoid a late-arriving crowd for game 5 of the Houston Rockets’ series with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Toyota Center will sell beers and food for $1 from 5:30-6:30.
There’s nothing worse than a playoff game without the playoff atmosphere. After fighting through ridiculous downtown H-town traffic, Houston Rockets fans are often a few minutes late getting to the Toyota Center. For tonight’s matchup, the front office came up with a solution to the problem: cheap booze.
Yep, that’s right. Beer, sodas, nachos, and hot dogs will all be sold for $1 tonight between 5:30 and 6:30 before the game tips off at 7:00.
As much as Houstonians love the Rockets, nothing gets people going like the opportunity to get drunk for cheap. This marketing push should bet people in their seats, as well as get them in the playoff mood. Kudos to whomever who came up with this idea.
When asked for his thoughts on the promotion, Patrick Beverley pointed out the obvious, saying they’d only sell the cheap stuff. Per Jonathan Feigen, he said “What kind of beer is it? It’s got to be the cheap stuff. Ain’t no Miller Lite for no dollar.”
The Houston Rockets are also imploring fans to get to the game early by advertising a collaboration performance by Houston-native rapper Travis Scott and T. Gray, the official DJ for the team.
It’s safe to say that fans will definitely want to show up early tonight. For those of us watching on television, I doubt TNT will be offering any such handouts. We’ll just have to be happy with some great Houston Rockets basketball.
For more information on tonight’s matchup, check out our Game 5 preview.