What does a city do when its rival in the Stanley Cup Finals just happens to have the same name? It changes it, of course!
Meet Teal Town, formerly known as Pittsburg, a small industrial city located in Contra Costa County, California. Pittsburg is not to be confused with the much larger Pittsburgh with an “h.” But it’s bound to happen, especially after a few drinks. So the city has decided to change it temporarily until the games have come to an end.
"We are behind our Sharks, and we're flying the team banner on City Hall," Pittsburg Mayor Ben Johnson said in a statement Thursday. "We'd rather be known as 'Teal Town' than be associated with those [Pittsburgh] Penguins."
Can you blame them?
Local businesses are also loving the idea. They couldn’t wait to start hanging new signage outside their storefronts.
The name change is all in good fun. And we hope it helps boosts the team's morale because the Sharks haven’t been doing too well lately.
Read more about Pittsburg’s new name here.
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