Mario Kart Stadium

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Mario Kart Stadium
Mario Kart Stadium
Appears in Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Mushroom Cup
Staff Ghost 1:59.781 by Nin★Chris (8) (as Mario)
1:53.191 by Nin★Chris (8 Deluxe) (as Mario) (150cc)
1:21.984 by Nin★Sophia (8 Deluxe) (as Gold Mario) (200cc)
WFC Available (Wii U, Switch)
Music sample
Yasuaki Iwata
Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Mario Kart Stadium in Mario Kart 8.Map of Mario Kart Stadium in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mario Kart Stadium is the first race track in the Mushroom Cup of Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is a basic circuit taking place in an autodrome stadium full of advertisements and banners of the players with fireworks in the background. The course also has a big city in the background. This is the first course to be named after the Mario Kart series itself. This course also makes Mario Kart 8 the second game in the series (excluding the arcade games) where the first course in the game is not named a "Circuit" (the first being Mario Kart 64), despite the overall design still being a circuit-type track.

Part of this course's music is reused for the theme of Mario Circuit, albeit in a different arrangement, making Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the only games in the series where the first course does not share music with another course. This course's music reappears in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit as the music for Live Circuit.

Course layout[edit]

The course as seen from the starting line.

The course begins with a short pit straight followed by a right turn. The track then turns right with three colored paths that stay together: an inner blue path (with an apex), a yellow path in the center that says "Mushroom Cup" on it, and an outer red path with Dash Panels and coins. The track then approaches the anti-gravity part followed by a left turn. Next, the course goes up and down a raised hairpin turn, followed by a gliding area before ending with one more left turn to the finish line.

It is the only course in the Mushroom Cup to not have an underwater section.


  • Just before the path splits in three, the player can use a boosting item to make a sharp turn between the pipes.
  • After the split path section, there is a dirt section that the player can boost through.
  • Right after the first anti-gravity strip, on the left, there is a ramp that cuts off the corner just before the huge turn.
  • Near the end of the course, just after the gliding ramp, a boost can be used across the gravel trap to cut the final turn. It is easy to notice the shortcut because there are pipes in the sand.

Staff ghost[edit]

The staff ghost for this track is Mario on the Sports Coupe, with a time of 1:59.781. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 200cc Time Trials, the staff ghost is Gold Mario with a time of 1:21.984.


Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner note[edit]

"The idea for this track was to make it sound like the type of music in the opening ceremony. It's worth paying special attention to the bassline. As I'm sure you'll notice, we based this track on the Mario Circuit music in the Flower Cup."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオカートスタジアム
Mario Kāto Sutajiamu
Mario Kart Stadium
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧卡丁车竞技场
Mǎlìōu Kǎdīngchē Jìngjìchǎng
Mario Kart Arena
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐賽車競技場
Mǎlìōu Sàichē Jìngjìchǎng
Mario Kart Arena
Dutch Mario Kart-Stadion Mario Kart Stadium
French Champidrome From "champignon" (mushroom) and "autodrome"
German Mario Kart-Stadion Mario Kart Stadium
Italian Stadio Mario Kart Mario Kart Stadium
Korean 마리오 카트 스타디움
Mario Kateu Seutadium
Mario Kart Stadium
Portuguese Estádio Mario Kart Mario Kart Stadium
Russian Стадион Mario Kart
Stadion Mario Kart
Mario Kart Stadium
Spanish Estadio Mario Kart Mario Kart Stadium