Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

River City Baseball, Locked out by City of O'Fallon, Pledges Return in 2019

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

River City Baseball, Locked out by City of O'Fallon, Pledges Return in 2019

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Citing the team's inability to pay its rent on time, the city of O'Fallon, Mo., has locked out the River City Rascals baseball team from city-owned CarShield Field and terminated its lease.

Addressing the issue on its website, the Rascals contend that reports of unpaid bills were false. The note to Rascals Fans said, "We want to address these reports directly and assure you that we have every intention of playing baseball in 2019 and beyond while providing the same affordable, entertaining experience for the O'Fallon and Saint Charles County community."

The message to fans noted that "Although our financial situation has been difficult at points in the previous 20 years, we have remained committed to the City of O'Fallon and Rascals fans and will continue to do so. …

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