Luther's Carlson Stadium, home of the Norse football and track and field teams, is located on the West end of the Luther Campus, the stadium provides seating for 5,000 of the most dedicated and noisy fans in the Iowa Conference. Each seat offers a spectacular view of the football field and track and field facilities. The stadium was constructed in 1969 through the generosity of Helen and Roy Carlson of Decorah.
This summer (2017) Carlson Stadium will get a major upgrade with the installation of a top-of-the-line synthetic turf and pad system by AstroTurf.
Legacy Field, as it will be named within Carlson Stadium, will have the distinction of being the only blue turf field among NCAA Division III colleges and universities in the United States. Boise State University, a Division I athletic program, has a registered trademark on their iconic blue artificial turf field in Albertsons Stadium. Luther College has received permission from officials at Boise State to install blue turf on Legacy Field.
Luther’s outdoor venue is an eight-lane, 400-meter polyurethane-surface track with two directional approaches for pole vault and all jumping events, two shot put circles, discus/hammer cage, and a polyurethane runway for the javelin area.