PITTSBURG (CBS SF) – While the San Jose Sharks battle the Penguins of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Stanley Cup, the East Bay community of Pittsburg is siding with the much closer hockey team.
According to a written statement Thursday, the city without an “h” said it has renamed itself “Teal Town” for the duration of the Stanley Cup Final.READ MORE: Historic Photos: Remembering The 1906 San Francisco Great Earthquake
“We are behind our Sharks, and we’re flying the Team banner on City Hall. We’d rather be known as Teal Town than be associated with those Penguins,” Mayor Ben Johnson said.READ MORE: 'The Father Is A Hero'; Oakland Man, 1-Year-Old Daughter Die In Horrific Arson Fire
After two one-goal losses, the Sharks trail the Penguins 0-2 in the best-of-seven game series. Despite the deficit, the city’s press release expressed optimism about the Sharks chances, saying the celebration would “continue through the Stanley Cup Final to the championship parade day in downtown San Jose.”MORE NEWS: Vandals Smear Chauvin Defense Witness' Former Santa Rosa Home With Pig's Blood
Games 3 and 4 take place at the SAP Center in San Jose on Saturday and Monday. If necessary, Game 5 would be held in Pittsburgh, while Game 6 would be held in San Jose. Pittsburgh would host a deciding Game 7 on June 15th.