Played in Saint Charles, Missouri
at the Family Arena
|Indoor Professional Football League (2001)|
National Indoor Football League (2002-2006)
United Indoor Football (2007-2008)
Indoor Football League (2009)
|Team colors||Black, Red, White|
|Cheerleaders||RiverCity Rage Cheerleaders|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (2)|
|Division championships (0)|
The RiverCity Rage were a professional indoor football team. They played home games at the Family Arena in Saint Charles, Missouri, part of the metropolitan area of St. Louis, Missouri, in past seasons, played in the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis in the 2006 season, and returned to the Family Arena for the 2007 UIF season.
The RiverCity Rage began play in 2001 as the St. Louis Renegades of the Indoor Professional Football League, finishing fourth in the league with a 2-11 record. After the IPFL folded, the team moved to the National Indoor Football League in 2002 and became the RiverCity Renegades. The team finished its first season in the NIFL with a 1-13 record. For 2003-2004, the team was renamed the Show-Me Believers. In the first season under the new name, the team finished with a 4-10 record that showed improvement, despite being a losing record. In 2004, the team's skill increased vastly, and completed the season with a winning record for the first time at 9-5. In 2005, the team was renamed and is currently the RiverCity Rage. The Rage won the 2005 East Atlantic Conference Division with a record of 10-4. With this record, the team was locked in a three-way tie for the best regular-season record; however, the team lost its Conference Quarter Finals game 67 to 64 to the Cincinnati Marshals.
The next season, the team finished in a four-way tie for the regular season record at 13-1, and advanced to the Atlantic Conference championship game, losing to the Fayetteville Guard.
In 2008, the RiverCity Rage struggled through a seven-game losing streak before winning three of their last four games to make the playoffs. They won (37-33) by a last minute touchdown in a home playoff game against the Sioux City Bandits, but lost the Conference Finals on the road to the Bloomington Extreme, 33-7.
In 2009, the Rage played in the Indoor Football League, a new league created out of the merger between the UIF and the Intense Football League. On August 15, 2009, the Rage lost the United Bowl to the Billings Outlaws by the score of 71-62.
Jeff Sprowls, who also owns IFL team the Omaha Beef, announced about a month after the Rage's loss in the IFL Championship game that the RiverCity Rage would be ceasing operations and will not play in the 2010 season, due to financial issues in Omaha . According to the Indoor Football League website the RiverCity Rage could return in 2011, if new owners are found. In the team's final season, leading the way at quarterback was former two-time ArenaBowl champion John Dutton.
|St. Louis Renegades (IPFL)|
|RiverCity Renegades (NIFL)|
|2002||1||13||0||4th Atlantic Northern||--|
|Show-Me Believers (NIFL)|
|2003||4||10||0||5th Pacific Northern||--|
|2004||9||5||0||2nd Atlantic North||Lost Round 1 (Fort Wayne)|
|RiverCity Rage (NIFL)|
|2005||10||4||0||1st Atlantic East||Lost Round 1 (Cincinnati)|
|2006||13||1||0||1st Atlantic North||Won Round 1 (Wyoming)|
Won Semifinal (Cincinnati)
Lost AC Championship (Fayetteville)
|RiverCity Rage (UIF)|
|2007||9||7||0||2nd East||Lost Round 1 (Lexington)|
|2008||6||8||0||2nd East||Won Round 1 (Sioux City)|
Lost Divisional Championship (Bloomington)
|RiverCity Rage (IFL)|
|2009||8||6||0||3rd United Atlantic||Won Round 1 (Rochester)|
Won Divisional Championship (Maryland)
Won United Conference Championship (Wichita)
Lost 2009 United Bowl (Billings)