The River City Rascals are located in O'Fallon Missouri... just 34 miles northwest of St. Louis. Most affiliated Minor League teams would be well within the jurisdiction of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League team, but the R.C. Rascals are part of the Frontier League which is an independent minor league system. Because of this, they don't adhere to any of the rules and regulations of Major or Minor League Baseball and can encroach as close as they want to these jurisdictions (and usually do). The Rascals are just one of two Frontier League teams to play within the radius of Busch Stadium... the Frontier League's Gateway Grizzlies play in Sauget Illinois, just over the Poplar Street bridge and practically in the shadow of the arch.