FAQ's

FAQ's

Do's and Dont's

Do bring your 4-legged friends, on a leash, if they are well-behaved in public. However, pets are not allowed in the Pavilion due to state and local regulations.

Don't leave their calling card on the grounds.

Do bring a tailgate picnic and cooler with beverages.

Don't leave your trash on the polo grounds unless securely placed into trash canisters provided on the polo grounds or trash canisters located along the exit drive near the top of Glen Farm.

Smoking is tolerated as long as it is not in the immediate vicinity of others, and the butts are not left on the grounds.

Grilling is tolerated as long as the coals are not dumped on the grounds and as long as the grill has a stand to elevate it off the grass high enough not to burn the lawn.  Burned lawn does not grow back until next year at best.

Do come early if you wish to enjoy the park-like grounds and picnic, or to ensure a good spot in the open lawn seating areas.  Tailgate parking spaces can be reserved in advance.

Don't take up more space than you need. There is no roping or cordoning off areas, or leaving your vehicle/picnic furniture unattended on the polo grounds.

Visiting the Pavilion

Do visit the Twisted Pony for fabulous cocktails, boutique wines, craft beers, and unique soft drinks.

Don't bring your own beverages within the Pavilion; our certified wait staff will be happy to serve you.

Do bring a picnic spread or visit our walk up concessionaires, and decorative touches for a special occasion, avoiding confetti and glass.

Please don't eat the daisies, or take them home. The centerpieces are the property of Newport Polo and are needed each week to decorate the tables.

Q: Are kids under 15 admitted free to the Pavilion?
A: No, tickets are required for all seats in the Pavilion, regardless of age.

Q: What time does the Pavilion open?
A: The Pavilion opens at 3PM / 2PM in September.

FAQs

Q: Can I bring a tent?
A: Yes – adhering to the following guidelines

  • Tent setup will be directed by our Field Marshal on game day. For open Lawn Seating, tents must be placed on the tent line located aft of the scoreboard.  For Tailgate Spaces 000 - 51, tents must be placed behind the flag poles.
  • Any tent larger than 10’x12’ requires express permission from Newport Polo at least 7 Days in advance of the match, as well as an official tent permit from the Town of Portsmouth.  Contact Us
  • Rented tents or tents requiring inspection for an official permit from the Town of Portsmouth may not be set up prior to the Saturday event without express permission from Newport Polo, at least 7 Days in advance.  Contact Us

Q: Is there a dress code?
A: Newport Casual Chic

Q. How long is a polo match?
A. Matches are typically 2 hours in duration, followed by a champagne toast and trophy presentation with the teams, which takes place immediately after the match in front of the ALEX AND ANI Pavilion.  Matches begin at 5PM / 4PM in September.

Q. What time can I arrive for a polo match?
A. The Entry Gates open at 1PM / Noon in September.  The ALEX AND ANI Pavilion opens at 3PM / 2PM in September.

Q: How much is parking?
A: General Parking is included with paid General Admission or Pavilion Admission tickets.

Q: Can my group come to polo in a bus?
A: Yes, however, driving a bus onto the Polo Grounds is NOT permitted due to restrictions of the historic location.  The bus driver will be directed to an area just outside of the Main Gate, where one of our gate agents will assist the passengers to enter on foot.

Q: Can I bring a Camper/Motorhome/RV/Winnebago to polo?
A: Driving a camper or motorhome onto the Polo Grounds is NOT permitted due to restrictions of the historic location.  If you do arrive by camper or similarly large vehicle, you will be directed to park in an overflow lot outside of the entry gates, and enter the grounds on foot.


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