The Washington Capitals will be making an appearance in the Eastern Conference Final for the first time in 20 years Friday night. The Tampa Bay Lightning are heading into the ECF as the favorites to defeat the Caps. Amalie Arena will be painted blue come Friday evening, as Lightning officials have announced that there will be a dress code enforced for Caps fans going to the game.
Cap’s fans with seats in the Lightning’s Lexus Lounge or Chase Club luxury suites will not be permitted to wear red or anything Caps related. The team has stated, “Fans wearing visiting team-branded apparel will be asked to remove such apparel while in these areas.”
Tickets for Capitals fans are already limited as the Lightning will not allow anyone who doesn’t reside in Florida to purchase a ticket through the team site or Ticketmaster. The Lightning are taking extra measures to keep the red out of the building.
The puck drops at 8pm Friday evening in Tampa Bay. Follow MSB on twitter as there will be live coverage of game one.