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Newport vs. New York

Time: August 29, 2020 5:00 PM

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

More Info:

Season 29 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature Newport vs. New York on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 5pm.  Match Details, Ticket, and Parking options described below.  Select & purchase match tickets using the links above!

Ticket & Parking Options:

Watch our tour guide video, Newport Polo Venue & Ticketing or read about the options below:


Pavilion - $30/person for reserved seating in the centerfield Pavilion. Each Pavilion seat requires a ticket.  Pavilion opens at 3pm / 2pm in Sept. Advanced reservations recommended, online only - typically sold out before game day.  Tables are for shared seating unless you reserve all of the seats to have a private table.  Private seating areas for groups include Tent (76+), Main Deck (40), and Upper Deck (44+).  All seats are handicap accessible except Upper Deck.  Beverage service provided; no outside beverages permitted. You may bring food into the Pavilion, including fare from gourmet food truck concessions at the polo grounds.

Modern Luxury Polo Lounge - $80/person on 6/13, 6/27, 7/4, 7/18, 9/12 and 9/26 in 2020, for an all-inclusive polo experience including complimentary gourmet hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktail bar with celebrity mixologist, reserved parking and preferred seating.  Tables seat 4 or 8 under the Tent. (Corporate Table Sponsorship for promotional benefits is available - please inquire for details:

Pavilion Parking - A limited number of Pavilion parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, directed by Newport Polo parking attendants.  They will fill up quickly.  Additional parking is in any of the nearby General Parking areas.

Pavilion Season Subscriptions - $275 - $3,600 (Subscriber, Patron, Insider, and VIP) offer superb value benefits for individual seats or reserved tables for select matches or for the entire season.

Lawn Seating

Lawn Tickets - $20/adult (kids free up to the age of 15) for admission to Lawn, Grandstand, Tailgate, and Chalet areas.  Picnics of food beverage are welcome.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets for Lawn areas.  Lawn and Grandstand are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on game day, and cannot be reserved in advance; unattended items will be removed from the field.  Gates open at 1pm / Noon in Sept. Lawn tickets are sold online or at the entry gates for 1-time entry on game day.  General Parking is free; Tailgates & Chalets reserved separately online only (see details below).

Grandstand - $20/adult (kids free up to the age of 15) for bleacher style bench seating that overlooks the polo field from the west backline.

Lawn Pass - $175 (Member) offers superb value & benefits for individual lawn admission for the entire season.


General Parking - free.

Tailgates - $80 each. Reserved, numbered space on the South perimeter of the playing field.  Accommodates up to 15 people per Tailgate and 2 standard passenger cars end to end.  Tailgates may be reserved online only.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match.  Limit of 1 Tailgate per household, unless Group Lawn ticket minimums are met at the time of reservation.  Reservation does not include admission.  Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Tailgate.  Lawn tickets can be purchased with Tailgate reservation, or in a subsequent online purchase, or at the entry gates on game day.

Chalets - $125 each. Reserved, numbered space on the North perimeter of the playing field. Includes installed 10ft. x 10ft. Chalet tent.  Accommodates up to 15 people per Chalet and 1 standard passenger car.  Chalets may be reserved online only.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match.  Limit of 1 Chalet per household, unless required Group Lawn ticket minimums are met at the time of reservation.  Reservation does not include admission.  Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Chalet.  You may purchase Lawn tickets with your Chalet reservation, or in a subsequent online purchase, or at the entry gates on game day.

Corporate Tailgate - $2,500 (Season Membership option). Reserved Chalet for the season, central position on North perimeter, includes installed Chalet tent and nameplate.

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Match Info:

Season 29 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature Newport vs. New York on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 5pm.  Match Ticket & Parking options described above.  Select & purchase match tickets using the links at the top!

Newport and New York share a polo connection that goes all the way back to the first polo club in America, established in 1876.  It was a group of New Yorkers, attending a dinner party in Newport that caught on to polo and formed the Westchester Polo Club with summer grounds in Newport.  The connection lives on today in the annual Newport vs. New York contest.  The City of Dreamers has become a bit of a perennial nightmare for the home team though, trailing 2 wins to 6.  Newport may have to shed some its resort flavored laissez-faire for the brusque New York attitude to send its rival back empty-handed.  Regardless of the outcome, this contest is always a high scoring thriller.  

During the match, the weekly Door Prize Drawing will award a fabulous prize from one of our sponsors to one lucky winner, and our contest for the Best Tailgate will reward a coveted Stella Artois prize package and jumbotron moment of fame.  Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds including the Davitt Pavilion Patio Bar, Horseshoe Wine Bar, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Cart, Newport Polo Pro Shop, and several other unique specialty vendors and gourmet food truck concessionaires.  See Hospitality & Amenities for details and menus.

After 6 periods, called chukkers, the Finals match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, as well as an autograph signing and cocktail hour around the firepit at the Patio Bar to meet the players.

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For specific details about the players, concessions & amenities for this match, plus venue information and other details, sign up to receive the Game Day Scorecard on Saturday, by private subscription (sign up).  Stay current with all 2020 season announcements, latest news & event invitations, and more by subscription to our monthly Emagazine (sign up).  Both subscriptions are private and spam-free.

While in Newport, the visiting teams enjoy luxury accommodations courtesy of our lodging partners, with VIP ground transportation by ROCKSTAR Limo, sightseeing with Newport Jaguar Tours, an aerial excursion onboard Newport Helicopter Tours, sailing 12 meter racing yachts thanks to America's Cup Charters, touring the famed Newport Mansions, paddleboarding and surfing with Island Surf & Sport, tennis on the legendary courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, angling adventures with Newport Sport Fishing Charters, cocktailing, dinner & dancing on the eve of the match at the one and only Clarke Cooke House, and all the great goings on in the City by the Sea.

Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s grandest & most popular traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public.  Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy the contests against international teams, as well as teams representing major US cities, playing against the home team 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 29th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over 30 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, 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.

L'esprit de Polo has flourished in Newport, RI, home of America's first polo club, since 1876.  Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series 28 public exhibition matches, and offers polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round; founding member of the United States Polo Association.