Marion gets its name from American Revolutionary War Hero, General Francis Marion. Established in August 20, 1839, the town started out on 20 acres and is now the 25th most populated city in Illinois outside of Chicago. Marion is just 60 miles north of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Nicknamed The 'HUB' of the Universe, the City of Marion is the center for hospitality in Southern Illinois. The HUB Recreation Center is the place where health and happiness meet. From the three-story waterslide to the state-of-the art workout equipment, there's something for everyone. Access the entire facility by purchasing a one-day guest pass or become a member and take advantage of exclusive benefits. Ray Fosse Park is one of several park locations maintained by the Marion Park District. In Marion, sports fans can explore a wide-range of athletic competitions and tournaments.
Marion's premier event center, The Pavilion, is home to the SI Roller Girls, Southern Illinois' first and only all-female flat-track roller derby league. Great entertainment thrives within this fast-growing community as seen in performances at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Spend an afternoon discovering the historic county jail and genealogy library at the three-story Williamson County Historical Museum.
The city offers endless shopping opportunities from national retailers, antique dealers, specialty boutiques and more. Grab a bite at one of many local restaurants that present delicious food and a unique dining experience. Marion also boasts a variety of lodging options conveniently located off Interstate 57.
Major sporting events hosted at this stadium are the Colt World Series and the Ohio Valley Conference; however, professional baseball and softball are not the only attractions at Rent One Park. High school athletics, college athletics, and music concerts can also be seen throughout the year.