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Hoping to become the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup headquarters, the small Northern Virginia town of Lovettsville has renamed itself to Capitalsville, Va.
Caps superfan and Mayor of Lovettsville, Bob Zoldos, had a lightbulb moment while watching Game 7 in a local bar and restaurant, Velocity Wings. Overcome with emotion from the win, he decided to take his idea to the town council meeting Thursday and Capitalsville was born after a unanimous vote to "unleash the fury."
This is not the first time name changes have occurred ahead of a big game. Ahead of the Caps' first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Blue Jacket Brewery located in downtown D.C. changed its Twitter handle to "Grujacket Brewery" in support of goaltender Philipp Grubauer.
The name change from Lovettsville to Capitalsville is temporary, with the plan to keep the new name through the end of the Stanley Cup Final. However, Zoldos hopes the sign brings in other Caps superfans from across the DMV to take in a piece of history 20 years in the making.
The town of
Lovettsville Capitalsville isn't just changing their name. In their support of the Caps, the town is planning an outdoor viewing party in the town square for Game 2 on Wednesday, in addition to changing signs all around town on Tuesday.
They're even training their citizens to Rock the Red at an early age, as the elementary school will undergo the same name change, while students are encouraged to wear all red each game day during the Stanley Cup Final.
This town is doing everything they can to bring good juju to the Caps as they try to win it all. Here's to hoping Capitalsville brings the city some luck heading into Game 1 on Memorial Day.
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