Legacy Field in Carlson Stadium

Legacy Field in Carlson Stadium

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.

Visitor stands are located behind the visitor bench on the west side of Legacy Field. Parking is available in the Regents Center lot. The press box is equipped with internet access that allows the sports information office to video stream home games.

The summer of 2017, Carlson Stadium had a major upgrade with the installation of a top-of-the-line synthetic turf and pad system by AstroTurf.

Legacy Field in Carlson Stadium, has 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.

Outdoor Track meets take place in Carlson Stadium. The 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. All field events except for the javelin take place next to Carlson Stadium. The javelin venue is located next to the south end of the baseball field. 

Indoor track meets take place in the Sports and Recreation Center attached to the Regents Center. Spectator seating is available on the walkway above the venue. Parking is available in the Regents Center lot.