$30 pizza deal includes free Grey Cup tix

Would you like free Grey Cup tickets with that?

More than a dozen Pizza Pizza locations across Hamilton are offering a walk-in special that includes a three-topping large pizza, 10 chicken wings, four cans of pop and two dipping sauces… and two free tickets to the Grey Cup game in Toronto.


It’s just the latest sign that ticket sales for Sunday’s championship between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Calgary Stampeders aren’t going well. With 16 Hamilton stores offering 15 pairs of tickets, that’s nearly 500 tickets to the 35,000 seat BMO Field essentially being given away for free.

That’s likely to further anger those who paid face value for tickets, despite concerns over high costs and the decision last month to slash ticket prices.

Employees of broadcast rights holder TSN were offered up to five free tickets late last week and Bell employees were also extended an offer for two free seats to the game. Organizers said Wednesday there were less than 2,000 tickets available. Where the tickets came from isn’t clear, though the Hamilton Tiger-Cats confirmed they were not the source.

Organizers said yesterday that were less than 2,000 tickets available to the game.

“Although it may have been made with good intentions, it didn’t have proper authorization,” the CFL said in a statement. “Once it was brought to our attention we had the promotion pulled immediately.”