Williamson County offers sports fans and athletes alike a healthy range of opportunities to watch and participate in amateur and professional competitions at first class facilities. Baseball, soccer, competitive cycling, golf, bowling, skating and even roller derby are popular activities with visitors, and many local and regional sporting events attract fans and participants from across the country. Golfers have four high-quality yet affordable golf courses to choose from, including two that host several amateur and professional golf tournaments each year.
Rent One Park is the home of the Southern Illinois Miners, a professional baseball team playing in the Frontier League. The stadium is located at the intersection of I-57 and Route 13 in Marion and features 3,400 chair seats and lawn seating for over 2,000. This venue also includes 2 picnic gardens: Budweiser Bullpen Bar-n-Grille seats 300 people and Rent One Picnic Garden seats 500 people. There are 4 concession stands, a McDonald’s Fun Zone (kids play area with 6 inflatable games), 14 suites and a banquet facility with a capacity for 300 people.