Located on the perimeter of the polo field, Tailgates and Chalets provide reserved, lawn seating areas in the front row, that you 'drive-to' and can park within, to picnic & spectate. Chalet tents (10'x10') are provided in #53-79 on the polo field's north perimeter. Pop up your own tent* in #0-52. Lawn chairs and blankets are suggested. Up to 2 standard passenger cars may park in 0-52, and 1 standard passenger car allowed in 53-79; additional parking is within a few steps in General Parking. *Tents/Picnics/Grills
Admission: Tailgate or Chalet reservations do not include admission. Each adult occupant of a Tailgate or Chalet will need a Lawn Pass or Lawn Ticket for Admission, sold separately online (from the previous page). Kids aged 15 & under are free. To purchase Lawn Tickets for admission to this match, select 'Lawn Seating' on the previous page and enter the quantity of adult lawn tickets that you desire, and the ticket code from a Tailgate or Chalet reservation.
Reservation Changes: Newport Polo reserves the right to make adjustments to reservations, as necessary, including for compliance to the household Limit of 1 Tailgate/Chalet per match, and to safety mandates which may affect its regular venue layout, including but not limited to the location, spacing and occupancy for Tailgates & Chalets. Should such mandates be in effect, reservations will mirror venue adjustments. As an example, here is the adjusted venue diagram used in 2020. Review Terms and Conditions for more details.
Reservation of Multiple Tailgates/Chalets per match are allowed with lawn ticket minimums purchased with the reservation:
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Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 4pm: Season 30 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature USA vs. South Africa on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 4pm.
Jan. 15-31: Priority Access. Season Pass purchases by Jan. 14 receive Priority Access to the Box Office from Jan. 15-31.
Feb. 1: The Box Office opens to the general public on Feb. 1 - Sept. 25, offering polo match admission tickets, tailgate parking reservations, and special event tickets.
Hospitality & Amenities: During the match, the Patio Bar provides beverage service if seated within the Davitt Pavilion, and carry-out service, for specialty cocktails including a Weekly Special created by The Cocktail Guru, premium spirits, boutique wines, imported & craft malt beverages, and soft drinks, for patrons in Lawn seating, while the Veuve Clicquot Cart will be making the rounds around the polo field with champagne & sparkling wine choices. Gourmet food trucks are dishing out popular refreshments including handmade pizza, gourmet hotdogs, kettle corn, gourmet donuts, homemade ice cream, and refreshing shaved ice, while the 2021 limited edition official sportswear collection debuts weekly in the fieldside Pro Shop. See Hospitality & Amenities for details and menus. Expert commentary of the polo action is provided over the PA, and instant replays and live-action are produced on the polo world's first Jumbotron. A half-time intermission will give spectators the opportunity to have a stroll across the playing field to replace divots, a time-honored polo ritual that helps restore the field for the second half.
Closing Ceremony: After 6 periods of competition, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Newport Polo Fan Salute around the perimeter - a salutatory tradition originating at the Newport International Polo Series in 2003 and now emulated at polo clubs around the world, and the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation awarding the winners' trophy.
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Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s unique traditions and world-renowned attractions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public. Spectator audiences enjoy the athletic display and horsemanship every Sat, June thru Sept. at 5 PM / 4 PM in Sept.
Info about the Polo Series, our venue, concessions & amenities, and other information can be found on the About Newport Polo page.
RAIN DATE: If a regularly scheduled match is canceled prior to its start (due to weather/field conditions), the match will be postponed to the following day, Sunday at the same time. All original polo match tickets & seating reservations will be transferred to the rain date. For more details on our ticket policies, please follow this link. In inclement weather, always check the Match Status recording on our Info Hotline (401) 846-0200 x2 and for Alerts published on our website, both of which are updated with any status change for the impending match.
Season subscriptions to the Newport International Polo Series are available for individual lawn or Pavilion seating, reserved tables, corporate tailgates & VIP lounge tables to take in all 17 weeks of polo action.
This is the 30th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from 34 nations including, Ireland, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, France, Egypt, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal, New Zealand, Barbados, Scotland, South Africa, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco, Morocco, Peru, and Poland.
Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane (off of Rte. 138) in Portsmouth, RI. This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600's. Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by polo series founder, Dan Keating, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.
The Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2020 sponsors including Gallo|Thomas Insurance, Davitt, Boston Common, Hotel Viking, The Chanler, The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Vanderbilt International Properties, Veuve Clicquot, Clarke Cooke House, Stella Artois, ROCKSTAR Limo, Atria Senior Living, Goslings, McGrath Clambakes and Catering, and promotional partners including The Cocktail Guru, Newport Jaguar Tours, Newport Helicopter Tours, America's Cup Charters, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport Mansions, Island Surf and Sport, Newport Sport Fishing Charters, Providence River Boat Company, and Newport Harbor Guide. Special thanks to Schultz Marketing Partnerships, Van Liew Trust, Tanglewood, and WCRI Classical Rhode Island. “Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.
Photo by Scott Trauth Photography.
Polo, since 600 b.c. Polo is, without doubt, the oldest ball game in the world today. First recorded in the 6th century b.c. when the Turkomans beat the Persians in a diplomatic tournament, the alluring game caught on with equestrian royalty and cavalry, and took off with globalization, withstanding the tests of time. By the time Polo arrived on Newport’s shores during the Gilded Age, the sport was nearly 2500 years steeped in tradition, captivating newcomers like Newport's summer sporting set who embraced the new pastime, establishing America's first polo club in 1876. A charter member of the United States Polo Association the club today is still a trailblazing model polo club, hosting the Newport International Polo Series public exhibition matches, supporting philanthropic causes, organizing tournaments, polo club member services, and polo instruction year-round. Experience the king of games in its American landing at Newport Polo.