Time: June 26, 2021 5:00 PM
Location: Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 5pm: Season 30 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature Newport vs. Boston in an exciting annual interstate rivalry. (Scroll down for complete Match Info.) Review Ticket & Parking options described below; to make a purchase for the desired option, click Lawn, Grandstand, Pavilion or Tailgate above.
State of Rhode Island COVID-19 safety protocols that are mandated for this date will be in force on the premises: which could include capacity limits, face coverings when not seated, social distancing, group limits, gathering restrictions, hand sanitation, restroom occupancy limits, online reservations only, carry-in/carry-out trash, and extra security for enforcement. Details of the measures in force will be updated by June 1, 2021, and sent to ticket holders in advance.
Pavilion - $30/seat - online - sold as Tables with 4, 6 or 8 seats; located in the centerfield Davitt Pavilion. Each person that occupies a seat requires a ticket, regardless of age. The Pavilion opens at 4pm / 3pm in Sept. All tables are handicap accessible except Upper Deck. Beverage service provided; no outside beverages permitted; you may bring food into the Pavilion, not coolers. [Private seating areas for groups are available including the Pavilion Tent (requires purchase of 76 seats), Main Deck (requires purchase of 36 seats), and Upper Deck (requires purchase of 44 seats). Group Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org]
Modern Luxury Polo Lounge - $80/seat - online - sold as Tables with 4 or 8 seats, created on select 2021 dates: 6/12, 6/26, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31 and 9/11; located under the Pavilion's Tent for an all-inclusive polo experience including complimentary gourmet hors d'oeuvres service, specialty cocktail service with celebrity mixologist, reserved parking and preferred seating. [Corporate Table Sponsorship for promotional benefits is available - please inquire for details: email@example.com].
Pavilion Parking - General Parking areas, accessed through the Main Gate and Lower Gate, are a short walk to the Pavilion. A limited number of Pavilion parking spaces are also available on a first-come-first-serve basis, directed by Newport Polo parking attendants, accessed through the Lower Gate. They will fill up quickly.
Pavilion Season Subscriptions - $1,200-$3,600 (Subscriber, Patron, Insider, and VIP) offer superb value benefits for reserved tables for select matches or for the entire season.
Lawn Seating Tickets - $20/adult - online - Adult admission for seating in: a.) reserved Tailgates and Chalets; b.) Grandstand (currently unavail*); and c.) unassigned Lawn seating areas (currently unavail*). Kids in Lawn seating areas are free up to the age of 15. Picnics of food & beverage are welcome. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Carry in/Carry out trash, please. Gates open at 1pm / Noon in Sept. Tickets scanned at gate. Parking is at reserved Tailgate or Chalet or in General Parking.
Picnic Patch - $80 - online - (currently unavail*) Includes 4 adult Lawn Tickets for 12' circled area on the lawn (can accommodate 4 ticketed adults plus up to 4 kids free, age 15 & under). Patches are separated by 8' aisleways for access and egress only. Locations staked upon arrival on Gameday by ticketed patrons on first-come-first-serve basis when gates open at 3pm. Tickets scanned at gate - No ticket sales at the entry gates. Parking is in General Parking.
10 Patches located on the tent line: for pop up tents, blankets, tables, chairs & picnics;
31 Patches located on the green, for blankets, lawn chairs & picnics (tents and other obstructions not allowed);
Lawn Pass - $175 (Member) offers superb value & benefits for individual admission, from 6/5-9/25 for the following uses: a.) with reserved Tailgate or Chalet; b.) for unassigned Lawn seating (currently unavail*) and Grandstand seating (currently unavail*).
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General Parking - free with admission.
Tailgates - $80- online - Reserved, numbered space on the South/West perimeter of the playing field. Can accomodate at least 1 car; additional car(s) to park in General Parking. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match. Carry in/Carry out trash, please. Limit of 1 Tailgate per household. Reservation does not include admission. Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Tailgate. Lawn tickets are sold separately, after Tailgate reservation, using Tailgate reservation code. No Lawn ticket sales at entry gates.
Chalets - $125 - online - Reserved, numbered space on the North perimeter of the playing field. Includes installed 10ft. x 10ft. Chalet tent. Can accomodate 1 standard passenger car; oversized or additional car(s) to park in General Parking. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match. Carry in/Carry out trash, please. Limit of 1 Chalet per household. Reservation does not include admission. Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Chalet. Lawn tickets are sold separately, after Chalet reservation, using Chalet reservation code. No Lawn ticket sales at entry gates.
Corporate Tailgate - $2,500 SOLD OUT (Season Membership option).
Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 5pm: Season 30 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature Newport vs. Boston in an exciting interstate rivalry of the past 10 years that will be the battle of New England.
"It is always a great rivalry, when the two regional powerhouses contest which is the preeminent polo force in New England,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series Founder.
Gates Open at 1pm/Pavilion Opens at 4pm: to avoid last-minute entry traffic delays, enjoy pre-game refreshments, amplified music, games on the field, shopping and socializing. The match will begin with national anthem(s), player introductions and Official Coin Toss. Halftime intermission includes a stroll on the polo field for the divot stomp, a 'treading in' to replace divots, a time-honored tradition to repair the field for the second half.
Door Prize Drawing: attendees are encouraged to submit a door prize raffle entry by the end of halftime, for a chance to win a handsome, weekly door prize.
Best in Show: Stella Artois toasts the most spirited Newport Polo fans at each match with prizes in the Stella Artois Best in Show contest. Judges will scout the venue to find the best bacchanal, including picnic decor, banquets, tablescapes & attire, awarding a coveted prize and Jumbotron moment of fame. This tradition is a tribute to our fans that continue to show their spirit and love of polo, earning Best Tailgating in New England from Yankee Magazine and for making the Newport Polo experience par excellence. Our resident style photographer will capture souvenir portraits of festive parties, available from Cocoa & Co..
Hospitality & Amenities: During the match, the Patio Bar provides beverage service to tables within the Davitt Pavilion, and carry-out service, for patrons throughout the venue, offering a selection of specialty cocktails created by The Cocktail Guru, premium spirits, boutique wines, imported & craft malt beverages, and soft drinks, while the Veuve Clicquot Cart will be making the rounds with champagne & sparkling wine choices. Licensed Gourmet Food Trucks dish out popular refreshments including handmade pizza, lobster rolls, delux hotdogs, charcuterie boards and premium desserts, while specialty vendors present exclusive gifts, and the Anniversary sportswear & souvenir collection is available exclusively 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.
Closing Ceremony: After 6 periods of competition, called chukkers, the match will conclude with a victory lap by the teams as they circle the field in the Newport Polo Fan Salute - a tradition originating at the Newport International Polo Series in 2003, and now emulated at polo clubs around the world - followed by the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, autograph signing, and an après polo cocktail hour celebration at the Patio Bar to conclude festivities.
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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 offered annually, starting Oct. 1, 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 35 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, Poland, and Switzerland.
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 in the early 1990's to revive America's first polo club, and continue to thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Newport International Polo Series.
The Newport International Polo Series is proud to roll out its 2021 sponsors including Brenton Hotel, Davitt, Herb Chambers Exotics, Boston Common, Vanderbilt International Properties, Hotel Viking, Veuve Clicquot, Clarke Cooke House, Stella Artois, ROCKSTAR Limo, McGrath Clambakes and Catering, and promotional partners including The Cocktail Guru, Hannoush Jewelers, 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 Kevin M Bernard.
Keep Calm and Polo On. Newport Polo was the first and only live sporting event to win State approval and navigate safely through the pandemic last year. Since 600 b.c., polo, the world's oldest ball game, has withstood the tests of time throughout its storied history. 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. 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 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.