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Address:
SIU Athletics Box 1129
Edwardsville, IL  62026
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Korte Stadium is named for 1968 alumnus Ralph Korte. The stadium, which seats 3000, is home to both the SIUE soccer and track programs. This summer Korte Stadium has gone through some major reconstruction. Newly resurfaced by Beynon - BS 1000, the track consists of eight 48 inch lanes and is a “broken back” track design. The track has four extension and curves are 118meters. Korte Stadium consists of over 5,000 square feet of track surface which includes a field event area. The “field of dreams” consists of 5 Shot Put rings, 2 – NCAA tall double Hammer/Discus ring cages, 2 – multi directional Javelin reinforced surfaced runways, 2 – multi directional Pole Vault runways, 4 – multi directional Long/Triple jump runways and a 70 foot square surface for the High Jump. 

Korte Stadium has played host to the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee  Farewell Invite, USA – Germany Decathlon Dual, and a host of other high school, collegiate, national amateur and international athletic events.

Tent and Umbrella Policy:

  • Tents and umbrellas will not be allowed during the competition.
  • Tents are allowed in the designated area outside of the track facilities.

 
Allowed inside the Stadium:

  • Team coolers and plastic bottles
  • All coolers are subject to inspection by gate personnel.

Not allowed inside the Stadium

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking and all tobacco products are prohibited in Korte Stadium and within 15 feet of the complex     
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Weapons, fireworks, explosives or munitions
  • Laser pointers
  • Animals are prohibited both inside and outside the facility
  • Skates, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, wheelie shoes, roller blades, etc.
  • Gum, food, sports drinks, soda and seeds are strictly prohibited on the track or the infield

Fighting, rough-housing and abusive language or behavior is not tolerated.
 
No tape shall be placed on the turf, track or runways at any time.

Spectators are prohibited from being on the high jump and pole vault mat, except during the actual event.
 
Parking on the road between the soccer practice field and softball field is prohibited.
 
Parking on the back road on the west side of the stadium is prohibited. 
 
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** Note: the Local Organizing Committee cannot be held responsible for any vehicle damage that may occur within any parking areas during the World Youth Athletics Trials. Any vehicle parked along a roadway or in an unauthorized parking space/area will be ticketed. **


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