Professional sports organizations try pretty much everything to sell tickets to their teams’ games. They do commercials. They do promotional videos. They do giveaways. But some teams take it to the extreme and do some things that are a little bit questionable. The most recent is the Houston Rockets. They decided that they will sell beer for $1 in an attempt to draw fans to their playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Let’s see if Twitter thinks this is a good decision.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 26, 2017
It's buck a beer and hotdog night this evening at the OKC/Rockets game. For $20 bucks you could get 2 dogs and 18 beers but that's just me.
— Darren Dutchyshen (@dutchysc) April 26, 2017
When the Rockets public relations team hears that its dollar beer night. pic.twitter.com/NJNriu5Fqz
— Matt Dennis (@matty_ice720) April 25, 2017
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 25, 2017
The Rockets are offering $1 beer and $1 hot dogs so that their fans show up on time.
Because two historic MVP candidates isn't enough...
— Dillon Young (@dillonyoung) April 25, 2017
If you going to Rockets game tonight you basically get to see a concert, get a pep talk from MadMax and a buffet, and $1 beer wow
— Jacob Molina (@DrJacobMolina) April 25, 2017
Toyota Center is going to be LIT tonight. $1 beer, Travis Scott performing AND a potential home closer! #Rockets
— clayton (@ckolavo) April 25, 2017
— theScore NBA (@theScoreNBA) April 24, 2017
The rockets are offering $1 Sodas, Beer, Nachos, and Hotdogs along with a Travis Scott concert before gm 5. tickets went from 160 to 250...
— Αғʀο (@AfroPig23) April 25, 2017
— Cody K (@SlimChonson) April 25, 2017
it's dollar beer night at the rockets game & travis is performing before the game i got 20 on a fan running on the court
— tyler. (@tylerwigfield) April 25, 2017
Rockets need to sell $1 beer and food, and a rapper going to the game to get people to go to the game. 😭
— kim (@thunderszn) April 25, 2017
— Greg Bailey (@GregBailey13) April 25, 2017
I wish every #Rockets home game was $1 beer night!
— Blake Crow (@crowbarsnest) April 26, 2017
This strategy hasn't really turned out so well in the past, just ask the Cleveland Indians. But I think the Houston Rockets saw that the series was coming to an end and this was their last ditch chance to make the most money they could. Well like Wayne Gretzky said "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."