O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The River City Rascals will play their last season in O'Fallon in 2019.

River City Rascals game

The team played in O'Fallon for the last 21 years.

PS&J Baseball, the company that owns the team, informed the city of the decision earlier this year and the city announced the move today.

The team is ceasing operations and has played in O'Fallon for the last 21 years.

The city will begin discussion with other potential teams for the 2020 season.

"Although we are disappointed to hear the Rascals are ceasing operations at the end of the year, we are grateful for 21 years of Rascals baseball, and we wish the players, coaches and front office personnel the best," said Mayor Bill Hennessy.

"The team has entertained thousands of O'Fallon residents over the years and will always be a part of our City's rich history. Our staff is already in contact with potential new tenants, and we will begin discussions with them to ensure that our beautiful stadium offers great entertainment for our residents in future years."

Anyone wanting to host an event at the field after 2019 can contact the City of O'Fallon Parks and Recreation.

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