BIG SHOW: PokerStars Packs Stadium Series – $50M Guaranteed, $2M in Free Tickets

Another week, another major online poker series. That’s the trend during the Coronavirus pandemic and PokerStars announced the launch of its new Stadium Series on Monday. 

The series features 102 events, three different buy-in levels, and daily opportunities to get in the action for free. The Stadium Series runs July 5 to Aug. 2 with $50 million guaranteed.

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As the name implies, PokerStars has given the series a bit of a sporting twist. Players can compete in various events with a shot at even bigger tournaments, depending on their results.

Another major highlight? PokerStars is awarding more than $2 million worth of Stadium Series tickets.

What to expect from PokerStars Stadium Series

Unlike traditional poker festivals, the Stadium Series functions somewhat like a track and field competition or other type of race. Players can choose to take part in a “Heat tournament” for each buy-in tier (Low, Medium, or High) every day of the week for four weeks.

Each week will conclude with a Sunday Final for each tier. The Week 4 High Sunday final becomes the Grand Final main event.

As the series progresses, buy-ins and guarantees also increase week by week. Sunday Final tickets are also added to daily heats, and Grand Final tickets added to Sunday Finals.

Players can also “Fast Track” to the Grand Final via a special promotion. Fast Track tickets will be given away for free though Stars Rewards Spin and Go’s and in daily freerolls.

All events are in No Limit Hold’em with buy-ins starting at only $5.50.

Following the action and cards-up streaming coverage on Twitch Poker

Along with plenty of competition, players can also expect plenty of Twitch coverage of the Stadium Series. Beginning July 13, most tournaments will be streamed with commentary by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.

The series will be the first PokerStars stream featuring cards-up coverage, allowing viewers to see hole cards. The company has made efforts to beef up its Twitch offerings and promotions. Stadium Series becomes the latest in those efforts.

 

“We wanted to give our players something they all could enjoy and take part in, and to create stories and opportunities by giving away millions in free seats and tickets,” said Severin Rasset, PokerStars managing director and commercial officer for poker, product and innovation.

“It’s a unique summer and we know many of our players like ourselves miss live poker. So we wanted to bring the entertainment and flair of a live event with our cards-up coverage and really put our players at the heart of all the action. There’s truly something for everyone with Stadium Series: big opportunities, mega thrills, and incredible value. We’re very excited about seeing this one unfold.”

Opportunities to win from PokerStars

With $2 million to give away in free entries, there is no shortage on promotional opportunities during the series.

Players can already win Stadium Series tickets via the following:

  • Fast Track promotion
  • High Stakes Poker Challenge
  • Special Twitch community giveaways
  • Stadium Series Spin and Go’s
  • Big daily tournaments already on the regular PokerStars schedule

Look for the Stadium Series on the international .COM site. Southern Europe and Italy will also host their own version of the festival.

For France, Spain, and Portugal, the series guarantee is €5 million with €1 million guaranteed in the €250 Grand Final.

The Italian series includes a €3 million guarantee and €500,000 guarantee in the €250 Grand Final. Here’s a look at the complete schedules.

2020 PokerStars Stadium Series – .COM

DateStakesBuy-InGuaranteePKOSpeedSpecial add-on contents
5-JulLow$ 5.50$125,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
5-JulMedium$ 55.00$400,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
5-JulHigh$530.00$750,000 NSlow
5-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YSemi-TurboTop 100 receive $55
5-JulMedium$55.00$300,000 YSemi-TurboTop 50 receive $530
5-JulHigh$530.00$500,000 YSemi-Turbo
6-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
6-JulMedium$55.00$200,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
6-JulHigh$530.00$350,000 YSlow
7-JulLow – Freezeout$5.50$50,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
7-JulMedium – Freezeout$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
7-JulHigh – Freezeout$530.00$250,000 NSlow
8-JulLow$5.50$75,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
8-JulMedium$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
8-JulHigh$530.00$250,000 NSlow
9-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
9-JulMedium$55.00$250,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
9-JulHigh$530.00$500,000 YSlow
10-JulLow – Deep Stack$5.50$50,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $55
10-JulMedium – Deep Stack$55.00$150,000 NRegularTop 50 receive $530
10-JulHigh – Deep Stack$530.00$250,000 NSlow
11-JulLow$5.50$75,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $55
11-JulMedium$55.00$200,000 YRegularTop 50 receive $530
11-JulHigh$530.00$350,000 YSlow
12-JulLow – Freezeout Final$5.50$150,000 NRegular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$55.00$500,000 NRegular Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$530.00$1,000,000 NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
12-JulLow$11.00$175,000 NSemi-TurboTop 100 receive $109
12-JulMedium$109.00$400,000 NSemi-Turbo Top 20 receive $1,050
12-JulHigh $1,050.00 $500,000 NSemi-Turbo
13-JulLow$11.00$175,000 YRegularTop 100 receive $109
13-JulMedium$109.00$350,000 YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
13-JulHigh $1,050.00 $500,000 YSlow
14-JulLow – Freezeout$11.00$125,000 NRegularTop 100 receive $109
14-JulMedium – Freezeout $109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
14-JulHigh – Freezeout $1,050.00$400,000NSlow
15-JulLow$11.00$125,000NRegularTop 100 receive $109
15-JulMedium$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
15-JulHigh $1,050.00$500,000NSlow
16-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
16-JulMedium$109.00$500,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
16-JulHigh$1,050.00$750,000YSlow
17-JulLow – Deep Stack$11.00$125,000NRegularTop 100 receive $109
17-JulMedium – Deep Stack$109.00$250,000NRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
17-JulHigh – Deep Stack$1,050.00$400,000NSlow
18-JulLow$11.00$200,000YRegularTop 100 receive $109
18-JulMedium$109.00$350,000YRegular Top 20 receive $1,050
18-JulHigh$1,050.00 $500,000YSlow
19-JulLow – Freezeout Final$11.00$500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$109.00$ 1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$1,050.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
19-JulLow$22.00$275,000NSemi-TurboTop 75 receive $215
19-JulMedium$215.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo Top 10 receive $2,100
19-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSemi-Turbo
20-JulLow$ 22.00$275,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
20-JulMedium$ 215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
20-JulHigh $ 2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
21-JulLow – Freezeout$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
21-JulMedium – Freezeout$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
21-JulHigh – Freezeout$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
22-JulLow$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
22-JulMedium$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
22-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
23-JulLow$22.00$300,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
23-JulMedium$215.00$750,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
23-JulHigh$2,100.00 $1,000,000YSlow
24-JulLow – Deep Stack$22.00$200,000NRegularTop 75 receive $215
24-JulMedium – Deep Stack$215.00$400,000NRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
24-JulHigh – Deep Stack$2,100.00 $500,000NSlow
25-JulLow$22.00$300,000YRegularTop 75 receive $215
25-JulMedium$215.00$500,000YRegular Top 10 receive $2,100
25-JulHigh$2,100.00 $500,000YSlow
26-JulLow – Freezeout Final$22.00$500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulMedium – Freezeout Final$215.00$1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh – Freezeout Final$2,100.00 $1,500,000NSlow Top 9 receive $5,200
26-JulLow$55.00$300,000NSemi-TurboTop 50 receive $530
26-JulMedium$530.00$750,000NSemi-Turbo Top 5 receive $5,200
26-JulHigh$5,200.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
27-JulLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
27-JulMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
27-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
28-JulLow – Freezeout$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
28-JulMedium – Freezeout$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
28-JulHigh – Freezeout$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
29-JulLow$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
29-JulMedium$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
29-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
30-JulLow$55.00$400,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
30-JulMedium$530.00$1,000,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
30-JulHigh$5,200.00 $500,000YSlow
31-JulLow – Deep Stack$55.00$200,000NRegularTop 50 receive $530
31-JulMedium – Deep Stack$530.00$500,000NSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
31-JulHigh – Deep Stack$5,200.00 $500,000NSlow
1-AugLow$55.00$250,000YRegularTop 50 receive $530
1-AugMedium$530.00$500,000YSlow Top 5 receive $5,200
1-AugHigh$5,200.00$500,000YSlow
2-AugLow – Freezeout Grand Final$55.00$1,000,000NSlow
2-AugMedium – Freezeout Grand Final$530.00$2,000,000NSlow
2-AugHigh – Freezeout Grand Final$5,200.00 $5,000,000NSlow
2-AugLow$109.00$500,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugMedium$1,050.00 $1,000,000NSemi-Turbo
2-AugHigh$10,300.00$1,000,000NSemi-Turbo

2020 PokerStars Stadium Series – Spain, France, Portugal

DateBuy-InGTDGamePKOSpeed
5-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
5-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
5-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
5-Jul€ 20 € 125,000 NLHENRegular
5-Jul€ 50 € 150,000 NLHEYSlow
6-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
6-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
6-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
7-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
7-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
7-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
8-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
8-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
8-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
9-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
9-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
9-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
10-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
10-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
10-Jul€ 50 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
11-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
11-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
11-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
12-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
12-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
12-Jul€ 50 € 250,000 NLHEYSlow
13-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
13-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
13-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
14-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
14-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
14-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
15-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
15-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
15-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
16-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
16-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
16-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
17-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
17-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
17-Jul€ 50 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
18-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
18-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
18-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
19-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
19-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
19-Jul€ 125 € 250,000 NLHEYSlow
20-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
20-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
20-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
21-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
21-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
21-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
22-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
22-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
22-Jul€ 125 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular
23-Jul€ 10 € 25,000 NLHENRegular
23-Jul€ 30 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular
23-Jul€ 125 € 60,000 NLHEYRegular
24-Jul€ 5 € 15,000 NLHENRegular
23-Jul€ 20 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
24-Jul€ 50 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
25-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 125 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular
25-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 50 € 100,000 NLHENSlow
26-Jul€ 30 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 20 € 150,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 250 € 1,000,000 NLHEYSlow
€ 5,005,000

2020 PokerStars Stadium Series – Italy

DateBuy-InGuaranteeGamePKOSpeedAdd-On Contents
5-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
5-Jul€ 125 € 125,000 NLHEYSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
6-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
7-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
8-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
9-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
10-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
11-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular10X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYSlow12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHENRegular12X €125 Ticket 1
12-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHENSlow9x €250 ticket 3
13-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
13-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
13-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
14-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
15-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
16-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
17-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
18-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYSlow12x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 10 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 30 € 35,000 NLHENRegular18x €125 ticket 2
19-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHENSlow9x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
20-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
21-Jul€ 125 € 50,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
22-Jul€ 125 € 40,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
23-Jul€ 250 € 75,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHENRegular18x €250 ticket 3
24-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHENRegular12x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 10 € 20,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 30 € 25,000 NLHEYRegular12x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 125 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular18x €250 ticket 3
25-Jul€ 5 € 20,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 20 € 30,000 NLHENRegular
26-Jul€ 50 € 40,000 NLHENSlow
26-Jul€ 30 € 30,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 125 € 150,000 NLHEYRegular
26-Jul€ 250 € 500,000 NLHEYSlow