Raptors Fans Watch Team Lose 111-100, Go Wild For Free Pizza (Video)
Perhaps one of the greatest promotions in the entire NBA comes from the Air Canada Center in Toronto, where Raptors fans are awarded one free pizza from Pizza Pizza if their team can reach 100 points. Once the Raptors reach the century mark in any home game, those in attendance can use their ticket stub to redeem their free pizza at any Pizza Pizza location the following day.
That has worked out quite well for Raptors fans, as their team averages 101.1 points per home game, despite a 10-17 record at the Air Canada Center (that may have something to do with their opponents averaging 104.5 points per visit). This season fans have capitalized on over 50% of their opportunities, with the Raptors scoring at least 100 points in 14 of their 27 home games.
The Raptors have been stuck in a slump lately,winning only two of their past 18 games, and they have failed to reach the century mark in their last two home games (although, one just so happened to be a victory over the Clippers). The last time the hometown crowd in Toronto won pizza was on February 9th, when their team fell to the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 111-100.
Check out the crowd go nuts after Leandro Barbosa hits a meaningless free-throw with 21 seconds left to give the Raptors 100 points, and the fans a free meal. Seems like a great way to keep butts in the seats the entire game, even if the home team is getting smoked.