The Simmons are American business owners and entrepreneurs. They are the owners of the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball team and AltonWorks, a development and social impact company in Alton, IL. John Simmons founded the Simmons Hanly Conroy law firm in 1999 with seven employees and a focus on asbestos litigation. Under his leadership, the firm has expanded to more than 250 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, spread between six offices in Alton, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. John & Jayne were a part of the original investment group that purchased Alton Steel, Inc. Their involvement in the project helped bring more than 300 jobs to Alton and have recently sold Alton Steel to the employees after it became a growing and profitable steel company.
As the owner of the Southern Illinois Miners, the Simmons brought baseball back to Southern Illinois in the summer of 2007. They over saw the building of the Miners state-of-the-art home facility, Rent One Park, which was constructed for the team’s inaugural season. That year, the Frontier League had a record number of fans come through the gates.
Under the Simmons leadership, the Miners led the Frontier League in attendance each of the franchise’s first four seasons. The team was named “Frontier League Organization of the Year” three times (2007, 2009 and 2010) and captured the franchise’s first Frontier League Championship after the 2012 season.
Prior to owning the Southern Illinois Miners, John was the owner of the Savannah Sand Gnats, class A affiliate of the New York Mets within the South Atlantic League.
Both John and Jayne remain active in a variety of community organizations and not-for-profit charities.
They currently reside in Alton, IL with their four children and grandchildren.
The Miners Way is a standard spread throughout the entire organization. From the players in the clubhouse, to our front office and game-day employees.
Our standard is to be the absolute best, day in and day out, throughout all of the Frontier League. It is the way we provide exceptional customer service, always taking the extra step to insure guest satisfaction. Everything we do throughout a game, is for our fans.
It is each of our responsibility to ensure that every guest that comes through the gate, whether that be their first visit or one-hundredth, experience the very best in all aspects of our organization.
Rent One Park is the home of the Southern Illinois Miners and has been the home of the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Ohio Valley Conference, Colt World Series, and Pepsi Concert Series. The stadium is located at the intersection of I-57 and Route 13 in Marion, Illinois.
Professional Baseball and Softball are not the only attractions at Rent One Park. High school and college athletics, in addition to music concerts can also be seen throughout the year.
Rent One Park has played host to numerous artists such as Luke Combs, Brantley Gilbert, Nelly, Jason Aldean and Little Big Town.
Rent One Park parked was voted as the best 2019 outdoor music venue in Southern Illinois- Marion Republican.
Rent One Park plays host to teams from all over the world in the 16u Colt World Series. 2020 will mark the third consecutive year as host, with the Southern Illinois team taking home the 2019 title.
Rent One Park expands well past Miners baseball. The stadium annually hosts large corporate events, the Marion PD Spooktacular, high school and college games- in addition to business and dinner functions year round.
For the second straight season the 2020 Olympic qualifying Canadian National softball team will play host to games at Rent One Park as the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois. Before their departure to the Olympic Games in Japan, some of the worlds top softball talent will be on display at Rent One Park.
The Diamond Club at Rent One Park is a spacious, upscale banquet facility on the second level of the stadium. The multi-use facility is furnished with audio & visual equipment, 8 flat screen televisions and a full-service bar.
The Diamond Club offers a climate-controlled space, in addition to outdoor seating on the balcony.
Rent One Park's second level is comprised of 14 private suites. Each suite is customized to our partners preference.
Suite guests have an exclusive entrance into ballpark through our suite and media gate. Each suite has a flat screen television with the ability to stream the Miners game, or Dish Network.
Our suite guests are catered to by a personal server, and have exclusive ordering options through our suite menu.
The Mini Golf Club at Rent One Park is nonstop fun for the entire family!
Rent One Park features a 10-hole mini golf course for fans to play during home games.
Our course features Southern Illinois Miners themed holes, which pay homage to Miners legends like Joey Metropoulos, as well as nods to the rich coal mining history in Southern Illinois, for which the team was named.
The Mini Golf Club was designed with the intent of being challenging for adults, yet easily playable for kids of all ages.
The Hot Corner is the newest addition to Rent One Park and is your one-stop-shop for everything Beer, Food and Games.
The Hot Corner is a great spot for you to come enjoy a game, but it's also so much more. Relax and have a beer on one of our outdoor couches and hang out with family and friends, play ping pong on one of our many ping pong tables, enjoy a competitive game of bags with your friends or just simply eat some of the most unique food items in the ballpark in the Hot Corner!
The Hot Corner Bar & Grill offers a menu and experience not found anywhere else in the park. Our outdoor bar & grill features counter top seating overlooking the field, shaded picnic tables and bar seating to watch your favorite MLB teams on the flat screens. The Hot Corner Bar & Grill also has an audio system to enhance the game day atmosphere.
All Rent One Park positions begin at the State of Illinois minimum hourly wage.
Employee's may request complimentary tickets for use by family and friends. Up to 24 tickets may be requested throughout the season. Once your request for tickets have been approved, tickets will be placed at will call for guests.
-Each employee shall receive a 15% discount at the Miners Team Store.
-Employee's will receive complimentary fountain drinks while working. One hard reusable cup will be provided.
-Employee's may purchase food items during their break or after their shift at a 20% discount.
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