Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Season 28 of the Newport International Polo Series is sure to excite! A renovated Pavilion & Patio Bar, end of season grand prize drawing, new field-side amenities, and more will send the season over the top.
Davitt Pavilion & Patio Bar: Davitt, New England's award-winning custom builder is breaking ground on renovations to the Pavilion's Patio Bar to make it the perfect Après Polo destination. Join the players following USA vs. Chile on Opening Day for the apres polo celebartion and Con Mucho Gaucho fiesta by RSVP. Construction is expected to finish in late June.
Passport to the World: The weekly door prize drawing will reach a new level this season! Attendees that enter the gameday drawing each week will have the chance to win a magnum of champagne from Veuve Clicquot, the latest high tech accessory from Bose, or a fabulous gift from Brahmin. Plus, each winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a trip for 2 anywhere in the world on Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline! Contest details and more ways to enter coming soon.
Modern Luxury Polo Lounge: Modern Luxury Boston, publishers of the glossy trifecta - Boston Common, Weddings Boston and Interiors Boston magazines, along with Whispering Angel rosé are teaming up with Exquisite Events for the ultimate polo experience this season in the Modern Luxury Polo Lounge, with gourmet hors d'oeuvres served to your table, master mixology, rosé all day, and special surroundings in this exclusive entertainment enclave. RSVP for six select dates, June 8, June 22, June 29, July 27, Aug. 24, and Sept. 21 in 2019.
Jumbotron Messages: See your birthday, wedding, and other special announcements on one of the largest video walls in New England. The new Jumbotron Message portal is conveniently online to make your requests for Game Day and support a good cause.
Pro Shop Debuts: Latest summer styles will go on sale for June 1 opening day, featuring official Team Polos, new tank tops and tees, a 'wall of hats', and the addition of kids apparel.
New Field-Side Amenities
New Pavilion Tent: More polo fans will have it made in the shade this summer! The Davitt Pavilion Upper Deck will be tented for added comfort and convenience to watch the match from on high.
Over the Backline Bar: The newest outpost for beverages opens this summer by the Grandstands, featuring Newport Polo's signature cocktails, wine, beer, and soft drinks for a convenient stop in the Discovery Zone alongside food truck vendors.
Hitting Cage: Coming this summer to the Discovery Zone, the Polo Hitting Cage for your first swing at the sport. Sponsored by the United States Polo Association, the lifesize wooden horse simulates the experience, under the guidance of a polo instructor, of using a regulation mallet and ball to practice the technique of the polo swing. The Discovery Zone is open Saturdays from 3PM / 2PM in September.
2019 Culinary Delights: Wally's Hot Dog Cart will be serving the Rhode Island classic 'saugy dog', with fun specials in honor of the visiting teams. The Gilded Tomato returns with artisan wood-fired pizzas and Blount Clam Shack will be dishing out New England favorites like clam chowder, lobster bisque, Mexican specialties by Dinora's catering, Boru BBQ and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth with handmade ice cream by local favorite, Chelsea's Creamery, cool off with a refreshing shaved ice from Hawaiian Jim's, and bite into warm donuts made field-side by Sweet B's. More to come! Get the weekly schedule by private email subscription to the Newport Polo Emagazine, and Game Day Scorecard.
Upgraded Restroom Facilities around the venue.
East Coast Open Women's Championship will be featured on Saturday, June 29th, as the top teams battle it out for the silver trophy at the conclusion of the week-long tournament.
Uniquely Special Après Polo celebrations are planned all summer to break bread with the international teams after their matches! Regale in international polo camaraderie, music and culturally inspired menus by popular chefs, following each international match. You won't want to miss a single one! Preview the list to RSVP.