Korte Stadium was named for Ralph Korte, a 1968 alumnus who has given generously to the University. The stadium, which seats 3000, is home to both the SIUE soccer and track programs. Bob Guelker Field, named in his honor after he served as soccer coach from 1967-1986, is situated inside an oval track, creating a European-style atmosphere. The track itself is eight 400-meter lanes and is made of the same surface used on the track in two recent Olympic Games.
The 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival was held at Korte Stadium, and in July 1998, Jackie Joyner-Kersee competed in a highly televised track and field event hosted in the stadium. Each summer, the Prairie State Games return to the SIUE campus for competitions held in Korte Stadium. The soccer field and track also serve as venues for a variety of high school, collegiate, national amateur, and international athletic events.