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Lufthansa Cup

Time: June 11, 2016 5:00 PM

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

More Info:

The Newport International Polo Series XXV features the Lufthansa Cup at 5pm on June 11.  Read match details below. Get additional match info via private email subscription, including a Gameday Scorecard (sign up) and the weekly Emagazine (sign up).  

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 onlineselecting seats at available tables in the Pavilion diagram.  Tables seat up to 4, 6 or 8. General Parking is free.  Beverage service is provided from the Twisted Pony Bar.  No outside beverages permitted.  Gourmet picnic fare by Russel Morin.  A limited number of upgrades may be available at the Pavilion's hostess desk on gameday for those with paid General Admission tickets.  

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).  

Parking:

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

Reserved Tailgate Chalet- $100 per space.  Reserved numbered space on the North perimeter, includes intalled chalet tent, can accomodate 1 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.  

Reserved Tailgate Parking - $50 per space.  Reserved numbered space on the South perimeter.  Can accomodate 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.  

General Parking is free.

Match Details:

This classic 6-chukker match pits veterans of Newport against up-and-coming players for bragging rights in a test of skill and experience against speed and agility.  “It's a rivalry that players relive all season long,” explained Dan Keating, team captain and founder of the Polo Series. 

Read match details below. Get additional match info via private email subscription, including a Gameday Scorecard (sign up) and the weekly Emagazine (sign up).

During the match, a weekly door prize drawing will award one lucky attendee a Team Puffy Jacket from Newport Polo's Pro Shop; and the Best Tailgate will be judged to receive a Stella Artois picnic truck and 12-pack.  After 6 periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation by Lufthansa, as well as an autograph signing and cocktail hour to mingle with the players. 

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Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds, including the Twisted Pony Bar, Newport Polo Pro Shop, and other specialty vendors and gourmet food trucks.  For details about concessions & amenities, venue and other information, use the About Newport Polo link in the Menu bar.

The Polo Series will feature 8 international teams this season including Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Italy, France, Jamaica, England, and the debut of Morocco, 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.  

The Polo Series will have hosted 32 nations this year over its 25 seasons including England, Ireland, Scotland, Chile, Kenya, Jamaica, Italy and Singapore this summer, and Costa Rica, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Barbados, France, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, and China, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco and Morocco.

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.  

Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane 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 Newport Polo founder, Dan Keating, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.

This is the 25th season of the Newport International Polo Series, with the support of sponsors including

NBC - 10, BMW, ALEX AND ANI, Cox, Forty 1° North, Vueve Clicquot, NAVSTA Newport, RISD Executive Education, Stella Artois, Rockstar Limo, Lufthansa, Green Gear Global, WaterRowerAtria Senior LivingHotel VikingHyatt Regency Newport Hotel & SpaVanderbilt International PropertiesClarke Cooke HouseMcGrath ClambakesNewport Daily NewsNewport J House and promotional partners including The Preservation Society of NewportBird’s Eye View Helicopter ToursAmerica's Cup ChartersInternational Tennis Hall of FameIsland Surf and SportThe Cocktail GuruNewport Mansions and Discover Newport.  “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.

Discover Polo!  Watch it, Play it, Support it.   Newport Polo is the home of America's first polo club, est. in 1876, and 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.  Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXV.  Information about Newport Polo's events, polo lessons, membership and sponsorship can be found in About Newport Polo.

Photos & Videos by Matthew J. Atanian,  J.Rodrigo FernandezDana BibeaultRod Harris, Melissa A. Barker, Alex BarzGrace PerkinsRyan Fontaine, & Onne van der Wal

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