The slogan of Sauget,
Ill., should be “A Village of 249
People No One Has Ever Heard Of, But Really, Really Close To A Lot of Stuff
That’s Pretty Cool.”

Sauget is a largely industrial area about three miles from
downtown St. Louis, just across the Mississippi
River, in southern Illinois.

Sauget is known for a large sewage treatment plant, a
chemical treatment plant, a high concentration of strip clubs and CGC Ballpark,
a 6,000-seat jewel that is home to the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier
League.

The sign entering Sauget: Sauget, Pop. 249, Home of
Baseball’s 2003 Frontier League Champion Gateway Grizzlies. Probably more
tactful than: Sauget, Pop. 249, Home To A Lot Of Strip Clubs.

Stepping outside the press box at the west end of the stadium,
the downtown St. Louis
skyline, the Gateway Arch and the Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis
Rams, is visible.

Looking to the east, beyond center field, is Interstate 255,
which loops around St. Louis.