Newport vs. Pittsburgh

Tailgate & Chalet Guidelines:

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, for up to 15 people (overcrowding/encroaching on neighbors is not permitted).  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. (Customize your furnishings & decor in our 30th anniversary Reds/Whites to be in the running for Stella Artois' weekly Best in Show contest, or have the pros do create it for you with a Stoneacre Picnic). 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.

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:

2 Spaces (requires min purchase of 20 lawn tix) for parties of 20-39 people
3 Spaces (requires min purchase of 40 lawn tix) for parties of 40-59 people
4 Spaces (requires min purchase of 60 lawn tix) for parties of 60-79 people
5 Spaces (requires min purchase of 80 lawn tix) for parties of 80-119 people
6 Spaces (requires min purchase of 120 lawn tix) for parties of 120-149 people
7 spaces (requires min purchase of 150 lawn tix) for parties of 150-179 people
8 spaces (requires min purchase of 180 lawn tix) for parties of 180-209 people
9 Spaces (requires min purchase of 210 lawn tix) for parties of 210-249 people
10 spaces (requires min purchase of 250 lawn tix) for parties of 250+ people  

 

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PLEASE NOTE: If none appear available ('No Spaces Remaining')... it means they are sold out, and the alternatives are: 

  • return to the previous page and select Pavilion for table seating options while they last, Lawn or Grandstand for unassigned seating areas;
  • sign up to our automatic Wait List - should we receive a cancellation of an existing reservation, notification will be emailed simultaneously to all those on the Wait List for that match, to revisit our website to make a reservation;
  • Fly Standby: at Gametime, unoccupied Tailgates, Chalets, and Pavilion Tables will be available for purchase at the Main Gate, first come first serve.

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July 17, 2021 - 5PM

Match Brief:

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 5pm: Season 30 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature Newport vs. Pittsburgh.  (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.

Ticket & Parking Options:

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

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 40 seats), and Upper Deck (requires purchase of 44 seats). Group Inquiries to ryan@nptpolo.com]  

Modern Luxury Polo Lounge - $80/seat - online - sold as Tables with 4 or 6 seats on this date, July 17, 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. (*7/17 & *7/31 Polo Lounge located on Upper Deck). {Corporate Table Sponsorship is also available to add promotional benefits to this entertainment package - please CONTACT us for more information}.

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-$4,000 (Patron, Insider, and VIP) offer superb value benefits for reserved tables for select matches or for the entire season. 

Lawn Seating

Lawn 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 - $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 and Grandstand seating.

Parking

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; 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 gameday.

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; 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 - $2,500 SOLD OUT (Season Membership option). 

Jumbotron Messages / Tents / Grills / Picnics / Refunds

Match Info:

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 5pm: Season 30 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature Newport vs. Pittsburgh, in an annual interstate battle against an arch sports nemesis.

"This rivalry has been so fierce, that for the past few encounters, the winning goal has been scored in the final minute of regulation play,” 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, deluxe hotdogs, charcuterie boards, seafood chowder, 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. 

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

For specific details about the players, concessions & amenities for this match, plus venue information and other details, sign up to receive the Game Day Briefing on Saturday, by private subscription (sign up).  Stay current with all 2021 season announcements, latest news & event invitations, and more by subscription to our monthly Emagazine (sign up).  Both subscriptions are private and spam-free.

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 HotelDavitt Inc.TD BankTurkish AirlinesModern Luxury BostonHerb Chambers ExoticsVanderbilt International PropertiesHotel VikingVeuve ClicquotPolo House PrivéClarke Cooke HouseStella ArtoisGoslingsROCKSTAR LimoMcGrath Clambakes and CateringClassical 95.9 WCRI, and promotional partners including America's Cup ChartersNewport Helicopter ToursThe Cocktail GuruHannoush JewelersNewport Jaguar ToursInternational Tennis Hall of FameNewport MansionsNewport Music FestivalIsland Surf and SportNewport Harbor Guide, Northeast Equestrian LifeNewport Sport Fishing Charters, 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.

Photo by John Lincourt.

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.