It is no longer known as Las Vegas. For the Stanley Cup Final, it will strictly be "las vegas."
Why the switch to all lower case letters? That's simple. No one in the hometown of the Vegas Golden Knights wants to be caught supporting any kind of caps with the Washington Capitals in town.
If you are wondering if they actually mean business out there, the City of Las Vegas official Twitter account posted a picture of the iconic sign above the strip, which read "welcome to fabulous las vegas, nevada." (Yes, it is photoshopped.)
Still, Las Vegas has adopted a strict no-caps policy everywhere to counter the Capitals and the team's official hashtag #ALLCAPS. And we do mean everywhere. Clark County, which envelopes Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise and other cities, has been posting civic news in lower-case letters on its official Twitter and Facebook accounts since Friday.
"this has been a dream season, and it has been great to see the community come together in support of our home team," Clark County commission chairman Steve Sisolak said. "every day has been an official 'Knight-up' day in Clark County, and now we will also be #nocaps during the championship series."
Other local establishments are following suit, including Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, which will refer to itself as knightriotti's.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and Golden Knights is Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS, SN).
No word yet on if the city is also banning baseball caps.