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6/4 USA vs. Colombia

Opening Day Presented by Bentley Boston

Time: June 4, 2022 5:00 PM

Location: Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871

More Info:

June 4, 2022 - 5PM

Match Brief:

Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at 5pm: Season 31 of the Newport International Polo Series opens with USA vs. Colombia as the South American nation becomes the 36th country to make its Polo Series debut.  (Scroll down for complete Match Info.)  Read ticket and parking options described below; to purchase the desired option, click Lawn, Grandstand, Pavilion, Chalet, or Tailgate above.

Special Plans for Opening Day: Decororate your vehicle like the colorful, iconic Colombian chiva buses, for an unforgettable Opening Day welcome for the Colombian Team! (More below). AND.... Enjoy the renowned flavors of South America during the match, or during the après polo celebration with the teams, with catering by Los Andes.  RSVP by 4pm on THU June 2.

Ticket & Parking Options:


Pavilion - $30/seat - online - sold as Tables with 4, 6, or 8 seats; located in the centerfield 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 40 seats), and Upper Deck (requires purchase of 44 seats).  Contact Us for group reservations of 20+ guests].

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. 

Lawn Seating

Lawn & Grandstand Seating Tickets - $20/adult - online & at entry gates - Adult admission for seating in a.) reserved Tailgates and Chalets; b.) Grandstand; and c.) unassigned Lawn seating areas.  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.   

Lawn Pass - $200 (Member) over 50% savings for individual admission plus additional benefits, from 6/4-9/24 for the following uses: a.) with reserved Tailgate or Chalet; b.) for unassigned Lawn seating and Grandstand seating.


General Parking - free with admission.

Tailgates - $80 - online - Reserved, numbered space on the South/West perimeter of the playing field.  Can accommodate 2 standard passenger cars parked end to end; oversized or additional car(s) to park in General Parking.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic, and pop-up tent (10’x10’) for shelter & comfort.  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 online at link above, and at the entry gates on game day.

Chalets - $125 - online - Reserved, numbered space on the North perimeter of the playing field.  Includes installed 10ft. x 10ft. Chalet tent.  Can accommodate 1 standard passenger car parked directly behind Chalet tent; 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 online at link above, and at the entry gates on gameday.

Corporate Tailgate - $4,800 (Season Membership option) for reserved Chalet and weekly admission for 10 adults for the entire season.

Jumbotron Messages / Tents / Grills / Picnics / Refunds

Match Info:

Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at 5pm: Season 31 of the Newport International Polo Series opens with USA vs. Colombia as the South American nation becomes the 36th country to make its Polo Series debut.

"It is an honor to welcome the Colombian team,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series Founder, "and we know our fans will be excited to see the team voted most popular new team."

We encourage attendees to embrace this special occasion, by festooning your vehicle and picnics with colorful balloons, flowers & streamers like the colorful, iconic Colombian chiva buses, for an unforgettable Opening Day welcome for the Colombian Team!

Enjoy the renowned flavors of South America during the match, or with the teams during their après polo celebration, with a special South American menu by Los Andes.  Please make your RESERVATIONS for the Los Andes Sampler by 4pm Thurs., June 2, catered by the Providence-based eatery, among Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021. 

The match will be loaded with horsepower, including a stable of luxury and high-performance vehicles on display from Bentley Boston, part of Herb Chambers Exotics, the official factory authorized Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Lamborghini network of dealerships in New England and proud supporter of the Newport International Polo Series.

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) during the raising of the Colombian national flag, to join the row of national flags for perpetuity, followed by player introductions and Official Coin Toss to start the match.  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 awarded that day; all eligible weekly winners will automatically be included in the Turkish Airlines Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win round-trip business class airfare for 2 anywhere on Turkish Airlines! 

Best in Show: Stella Artois toasts the most spirited Newport Polo fans, who best capture a Colombian theme, with prizes in the 2022 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: From 2:30PM, the Patio Bar is open for beverage service to tables within the 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.  Licensed Gourmet Food Trucks dish out popular refreshments including handmade pizza, lobster rolls, deluxe hotdogs, charcuterie boards, seafood chowder, and premium desserts, while specialty vendors present exclusive gifts, and the official 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. 

Personalized messages on the Brenton Hotel Jumbotron can be requested through the online portal. Submit Now

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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 in the About Us section.

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 automatically transferred to the rain date.  Even though our goal is to hold the match if at all possible, there is no guarantee that the Rain Date will not also be subject to weather-related obstacles to safely conduct the match. If the match must ultimately be canceled, it will not be rescheduled.  Only tickets with ticket insurance are eligible for a refund for postponed or canceled matches.  For full details on our ticket policies, please follow this link.  You will be required to agree to our Terms & Agreements at the time of checkout to complete your purchase.  In inclement weather, it is your responsibility to check the Match Status recording on our Info Hotline (401) 846-0200 x2 and this website for Banner Alerts, 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 seating and Corporate Tailgates to take in all 17 weeks of polo action.  

This is the 31st 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, Switzerland and Colombia.

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 2022 sponsors including Brenton HotelBDTD BankTurkish AirlinesModern Luxury BostonHerb Chambers ExoticsVanderbilt International PropertiesHotel Viking, Santa Margherita Wines, Providence DiamondVeuve ClicquotClarke Cooke House, Atria Senior Living, US Polo AssociationStella ArtoisGoslingsROCKSTAR Limo, and Classical 95.9 WCRI; and promotional partners including Newport Helicopter ToursThe Cocktail GuruNewport Jaguar ToursInternational Tennis Hall of FameNewport MansionsNewport ClassicalIsland Surf and Sport, Newport Picnic Co., Northeast Equestrian LifeNewport Vineyards and Audrain Automobile Museum.

“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.

Gilded Age Legacy.  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. Arriving on Newport’s shores during the Gilded Age, the sport had evolved for 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.