Please note that all polo matches begin at 4PM in Sept.  Entry Gates open at Noon. ALEX AND ANI Pavilion opens at 2PM. Vendors open at 2:30PM.

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New England Challenge Pro-Am

Tailgate Parking Guidelines :

Limit of 1 Tailgate Chalet or Tailgate Parking Space per Household, per match.  

Multiple-space Reservations are accepted, as long as the reservation includes the purchase of a minimum quantity of General Admission tickets at the time of reservation, as follows:

2 Spaces (requires min purchase of 20 tix)     for parties of 20-39 people   
3 Spaces (requires min purchase of 40 tix)     for parties of 40-59 people
4 Spaces (requires min purchase of 60 tix)     for parties of 60-79 people 
5 Spaces (requires min purchase of 80 tix)     for parties of 80-119 people 
6 Spaces (requires min purchase of 120 tix)   for parties of 120-150 people

Newport Polo will adjust any reservation that is not in compliance with the above, by releasing excess spaces.

General Admission is not included in tailgate reservation fee.  (To add General Admission to your reservation, click 'Lawn Seating' in venue diagram).  

Scroll Down to make your selection.  If all spaces appear reserved ('No Spaces Remaining')... it means they are sold out, and the alternatives are: a. arrive early to get a good spot in open lawn seating (gates open at 1pm/Noon in Sept.); b. reserve centerfield seats in the Alex and Ani Pavilion for great service & convenience; or c. send an email to agnes@nptpolo.com with the date of match in the subject line, to be added to an automatic Wait List - in the event of a cancellation, notification will be sent simultaneously to all those on the Wait list, sorted by Subject, for a particular match.  

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The 2017 season will culminate in a special Pro-Am on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 4pm, when the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW features the New England Challenge. Scroll down for match details and ticket info.

Ticket & Parking Options: 

Alex and Ani Pavilion: 

Pavilion Seats - $20/person for admission to the Alex and Ani Pavilion.  The Alex and Ani Pavilion opens at 3pm on game day.  To ensure availability, we recommend advanced reservations online only, by selecting an available table(s) from the Pavilion diagram, then indicating the number of seats you wish to purchase (regardless of age); tables seat up to 4, 6 or 8, and are located on the (L) Lawn, (P) Porchª, (T) Tent*ª, and (D) Decksª.  If all of the tables appear reserved, a limited number of upgrades may be available at the Pavilion's hostess desk on gameday for those with paid General Admission tickets.  Beverage service is provided from the Twisted Pony Bar.  No outside beverages permitted.  You may bring food, including offerings from gourmet food truck concessions at the venue.   [*Tables under the Tent have overhead shelter from sun and precipitation. ªThese seating areas are elevated for unobstructed views, reached by stairs, and have handicap accessibility - except for the Upper Deck.]

Positive Energy Polo Lounge - $50/person on 6/24, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26 and 9/9 in 2017, for all-inclusive premium admission ticket, that includes complimentary gourmet hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktails and beverage service from a specialty cocktail bar, reserved parking, private entrance and preferred seating among VIP sponsors & guests in the Positive Energy Polo Lounge. To reserve individual seats or tables that seat 4 or 8, please select seat(s) from tables located under the tent in the Alex and Ani Pavilion.  No outside beverages permitted.  (Corporate Table Sponsorship that includes promotional benefits is also available - please inquire for details: agnes@nptpolo.com).  

Pavilion Season Subscriptions - $225-$2,400 (Subscriber, Patron, Insider, and VIP) offer superb value & benefits for individual seats or reserved tables for select matches or for the entire season. Follow the link for details.

General Admission:

General Admission - $12/adult (kids free up to the age of 15) General Admission to Lawn, Grandstand and Reserved Tailgate Parking areas. Picnics of food & beverage are welcome.  Bring lawn chairs & blankets for Lawn area.  Lawn and Grandstand are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on game day, and cannot be reserved in advance without authorization from Polo Office. Gates open at 1pm/Noon in Sept.  General Admission tickets are sold online or at the entry gates on game day.  General Parking is free.  Tailgate Parking Spaces (located on the perimeter of the playing field) are offered for reservation online only (see details below).  

Lawn Seat Season Subscription - $125 (Member) offers superb value & benefits for individual lawn seating for the entire season. Follow the link for details.

Parking:

General Parking - free.

Reserved Tailgate Parking - $50 per space.  Reserved numbered space on the South perimeter.  Can accommodate up to 15 people and/or 2 cars end to end.  These spaces may be reserved online only, selecting an available numbered space from the venue diagram above.  These spaces are located on the perimeter of the playing field from which you can view the match & enjoy a tailgate picnic with up to 15 people/space.  Limit of 1 space per household, unless Group ticket minimums are included in multiple space reservation.  Reservation does not include admission. General admission is required for each occupant (over the age of 15) in a tailgate parking space. Admission tickets can be added to your Tailgate Parking reservation or in a subsequent online purchase or at the entry gates on game day.   

Reserved Tailgate Chalet $100 per space.  Reserved numbered space on the North perimeter, includes installed chalet tent, can accommodate up to 15 people and 1 car.  These spaces may be reserved online only, selecting an available numbered space from the venue diagram above.  These spaces are located on the perimeter of the playing field from which you can view the match & enjoy a tailgate picnic with up to 15 people/space. Limit of 1 space per household, unless Group ticket minimums are included in multiple space reservation.  Reservation does not include admission. General admission is required for each occupant (over the age of 15) in a tailgate parking space. Admission tickets can be added to your Tailgate Parking reservation or in a subsequent online purchase or at the entry gates on game day.  

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

Tents / Grills / Picnics / Refunds

Match Info: 

The 2017 season will culminate in a special Pro-Am on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 4pm, when the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW features the New England Challenge. 

“We saved the best for last.  "Our fans will witness spectacular speed, strategy and maneuvers from teams anchored by two of the best pros in the region” explained Dan Keating, captain of the Newport squad and founder of the Polo Series. 

The New England Challenge will showcase top regional players competing in a classic 6-chukker Autumn match. “With players at peak performance, and field conditions superb, we are tuning up for a fast & furious match with New England’s best players this Saturday.” 

Rory Torrey, former US Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Champion and Player of the Year, and subsequent career professional polo player and manager in the US and UK high goal polo circuit will lead his team against Carlos Maldonado, originally from Mexico, who achieved one of the highest handicaps in the US among American players, and played high goal polo around the world.    

The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will have a duration of approximately 2 hours with a half-time intermission.  During the match, a weekly door prize drawing of a Brahmin designer leather handbag will be awarded, as well as a prize for the Best Tailgate from Stella Artois

After 6 periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, as well as an autograph signing and cocktail hour to greet the players. 

Specialty vendors and gourmet food trucks will be present in the Hospitality & Vendor Villages at the polo grounds, including the Twisted Pony Bar, the Newport Polo Pro Shop, a 35th anniversary Brahmin leather handbag pop pop-up, a Wine Tasting Bar, the Naughty Pony, Flint & Flame, Liberty Travel and Lauren Hope Jewelry.  Info about the Polo Series, venue, concessions & amenities, and other information can be found on the About Newport Polo page.

The match takes place minutes from downtown Newport at Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI, within the 100-acre park-like setting of Glen Farm.  Gates open at noon for picnics on the law with General Admission of $12/adult, kids up to age 15 are free.  Centerfield Alex and Ani Pavilion seats are $20/seat, open from 2pm.

Dating back more than 130 years in America's First Resort, 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.  

Stay current with the 2017 team lineup, latest news, events and more through our e-Magazine, by subscription to our Gameday Scorecard (sign up) and our weekly Emagazine (sign up).  Both subscriptions are private and spam free.

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 18 weeks of polo action.  

The Polo Series will feature 8 international teams this season including France, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Jamaica, England, Dominican Republic and the debut of Peru, as well as 5 City Teams from major US cities and a few top regional rivals for an action-packed season through the end of September.  This is the 26th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over 30 nations including, 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, and Morocco.

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 2017 sponsors including NBC - 10BMW Centers of Rhode IslandALEX AND ANIBlue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandGurney's Newport Resort & MarinaHotel Viking,  The Chanler at Cliff WalkVanderbilt International PropertiesVeuve Clicquot ChampagneBrahminStella ArtoisClarke Cooke HousePatrón SpiritsRockstar LimoNewport Daily NewsWhere BostonRIB & RHEIN x New & LingwoodAtria Senior Living and promotional partners including  McGrath ClambakesInternational Tennis Hall of FameAmerica's Cup ChartersBird’s Eye View Helicopter ToursThe Cocktail GuruNewport MansionsIsland Surf and Sport and Scooter World. “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.

There's no sport like polo. Be a part of it!  Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXVI, and is the home of America's first polo club, est. in 1876, and a founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round.