PORTSMOUTH, R.I. \u2014 Season 29 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature the Davitt Classic on Saturday, June 20, at 5 p.m.\n\nNotice of COVID-19 Policies in effect: Seating capacity is limited. Masks are mandatory at all times when not in your seating area. Maintain at least 6' social distancing at all times from others that are not in your group.\n\nNo gathering. Restroom use limited to 1 adult inside at a time; hand washing & sanitization is urged.\u00a0 Admission by online reservation only.\u00a0 Carry-in\/carry-out trash. Violators will be referred to the present police detail and removed. Do not enter if you are not feeling well.\u00a0 What to expect.\nTicket & Parking Options:\nPavilion\nPavilion - $30\/person\u00a0for reserved seating at tables in the centerfield\u00a0Davitt Pavilion. Each Pavilion seat requires a ticket.\u00a0 Pavilion opens at 4pm \/ 3pm in Sept. By advanced reservations only - no upgrades at hostess stand\u00a0- typically sold out before game day.\u00a0 Tables seat parties of 4, 6 and 8.\u00a0 All seats are handicap accessible except Upper Deck.\u00a0 Beverage service provided; no outside beverages permitted. You may bring food into the Pavilion.\u00a0 [Private seating areas for groups\u00a0(Phase II allowable group size = 15;\u00a0contact\email@example.com) include Tent (requires purchase of 48 seats), Main Deck (15), and Upper Deck (requires purchase of 20 seats).]\n\nModern Luxury Polo Lounge - $80\/person\u00a0on\u00a06\/27, 7\/4, 7\/18, 9\/12\u00a0and\u00a09\/26\u00a0in\u00a02020, for an all-inclusive polo experience including complimentary gourmet hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktail bar with celebrity mixologist, reserved parking and preferred seating.\u00a0 Tables seat 4 or 8 under the\u00a0Tent. [Corporate Table Sponsorship\u00a0for promotional benefits is available - please inquire for details:\firstname.lastname@example.org].\n\nPavilion Parking -\u00a0A limited number of Pavilion parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, directed by Newport Polo parking attendants, accessed through the Lower Gate.\u00a0 They will fill up quickly.\u00a0 Additional parking is in any of the nearby General Parking areas.\n\nPavilion Season Subscriptions - $275 - $3,600\u00a0SOLD OUT\u00a0(Subscriber, Patron, Insider, and VIP)\u00a0offer superb value benefits for individual seats or reserved tables for select matches or for the entire season.\nLawn Seating\nLawn Tickets - $20\/adult\u00a0(kids free up to the age of 15) For admission to reserved Tailgates and Chalets only.\u00a0 Purchase requires code from reservation of Tailgate or Chalet.\u00a0 Lawn tickets are sold online only.\u00a0 No ticket sales at the entry gates.\u00a0 Picnics of food & beverage are welcome.\u00a0 Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Carry in\/Carry out trash please.\n\nGates open at 3pm \/ Noon in Sept.\u00a0 Parking is at reserved Tailgate or Chalet.\n\n(NOT AVAIL) Lawn or Grandstand\u00a0-\u00a0 $20\/adult\u00a0(kids free up to the age of 15) Unassigned lawn or bleacher style bench seating that overlooks the polo field from the west backline.\n\nLawn Pass - $175\u00a0(Member)\u00a0offers superb value & benefits for individual admission for use with reserved Tailgate or Chalet.\nParking\nGeneral Parking -\u00a0free.\n\nTailgates - $80\u00a0each. Reserved, numbered space on the South & West perimeter of the playing field.\u00a0 Limit of 1 passenger car and passengers within it.\u00a0\u00a0Reserved online only.\u00a0\u00a0Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match.\u00a0 Carry in\/Carry out trash please.\u00a0 Limit of 1 Tailgate per household.\u00a0 Tailgates will be separated by 10' buffer zone for social distancing, not for occupation.\u00a0 Reservation does not include admission.\u00a0 Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Tailgate.\u00a0 Lawn tickets can be purchased in a separate online purchase, entering the Tailgate reservation ticket number.\u00a0 No Lawn ticket sales at entry gates.\n\nChalets - $125\u00a0each. Reserved, numbered space on the North perimeter of the playing field. Includes installed 10ft. x 10ft. Chalet tent.\u00a0 Limit of 1 passenger car and passengers within it.\u00a0 Chalets may be reserved\u00a0online only.\u00a0 Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match.\u00a0 Carry in\/Carry out trash please.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0Limit of 1 Chalet per household.\u00a0Chalets will be separated by 10' buffer zone for social distancing, not intended for occupation.\u00a0\u00a0Reservation does not include admission.\u00a0 Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Chalet.\u00a0 Lawn tickets can be purchased online only in a separate purchase\u00a0entering the Chalet reservation ticket number.\u00a0 No ticket sales at entry gates.\n\nCorporate Tailgate - $2,500\u00a0SOLD OUT\u00a0(Season Membership option).\u00a0Reserved Chalet for the season, central position on North perimeter, includes installed Chalet tent and nameplate. Includes 2 season passes.\u00a0 Additional adult admission required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) purchased online only in a separate purchase\u00a0entering the Chalet reservation ticket number.\u00a0\u00a0Carry in\/Carry out trash please.\nJumbotron Messages \/ Tents \/ Grills \/ Picnics \/ Refunds\nMatch Info:\nSeason 29 of the Newport International Polo Series will feature the\u00a0Davitt Classic\u00a0on\u00a0Saturday, June 20th, 2020\u00a0at 5pm. Players are primed, the field is in mint condition and the forecast is glorious for a 6-chukker Father's Day special this Saturday!\u00a0 Nearly sold out, purchase match tickets - sold online only - using the links provided.\n\nOur top priority is your safety - please review the RI State approved COVID-19 safety measures in place at\u00a0https:\/\/bit.ly\/2AZDTGi\n\nOn hand for the Official Coin Toss to start the match will be Dave Whitney, VP, General Manager of\u00a0Davitt\u00a0- New England's award-winning pioneer design\/build firm and industry leader here since the 1980\u2019s, with hundreds of distinctive homes created or restored throughout the Northeast region.\n\nDuring the match, our Official Tailgate Judge will award the\u00a0Stella Artois\u00a0Tailgate prize to the most creatively decorated Tailgate or Table! We encourage a celebration of Argentina, in the team's absence, as well as your own creative themes.\n\nDuring the match, beverage service will be offered for patrons seated within the\u00a0Davitt Pavilion, and carry-out service will be available for patrons in Tailgates & Chalets from the\u00a0Patio Bar.\u00a0 See\u00a0Hospitality & Amenities\u00a0for details and menus. Specialty vendors in the Vendor Village at the polo grounds include the\u00a0Newport Polo Pro Shop.\u00a0 See\u00a0Hospitality & Amenities\u00a0for details and menus.\n\nAfter 6 periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the\u00a0Newport Polo Salute\u00a0(no hand slapping) and the\u00a0Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation\u00a0on the Jumbotron.\n\n\n\nJumbotron messages can be requested through the online portal.\n\nFor specific details about the players, concessions & amenities for this match, plus venue information\u00a0and other details, sign up to receive the Game Day Briefing on Saturday, by private subscription (sign up).\u00a0\u00a0Stay current with all 2020 season announcements, latest news & event invitations, and more by subscription to our monthly\u00a0Emagazine (sign up).\u00a0 Both subscriptions are private and spam-free.\n\nOpening our 29th season is a monumental victory and a huge vote of confidence from the State of Rhode Island! We are thrilled and humbled to be the only live sporting event in New England since the pandemic began. And we credit the leadership of Governor Raimondo and State Officials that have worked tirelessly for RI to be leading the nation in recovery. With their guidance, the modifications that are in place this year have been carefully designed to ensure everyone's safety attending polo. We appreciate everyone's full cooperation.\n\nOur polo teams have put their stamp of approval on accommodations from our official\u00a0lodging partners, ground transportation from\u00a0ROCKSTAR Limo, sightseeing by land with\u00a0Newport Jaguar Tours, by sky with\u00a0Newport Helicopter Tours, and by sea with\u00a0America's Cup Charters, as well as must stops at the famed\u00a0Newport Mansions, and recreational paddleboarding & surfing with\u00a0Island Surf & Sport, tennis on the legendary courts of the\u00a0International Tennis Hall of Fame, angling adventures with\u00a0Newport Sport Fishing Charters, cocktails & dinner at the one and only\u00a0Clarke Cooke House, and all the great goings on in the City by the Sea.\n\nDating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport\u2019s grandest & most popular traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public.\u00a0 Spectator audiences enjoy the athletic display and horsemanship every Sat, June thru Sept. at 5 PM \/ 4 PM in Sept.\n\nInfo about the Polo Series, our venue, concessions & amenities, and other information can be found on the\u00a0About Newport Polo\u00a0page.\u00a0 Schedule, conditions and pricing are subject to change without notice.\n\nRAIN DATE:\u00a0If 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. \u00a0All original polo match tickets & seating reservations will be transferred to the rain date. \u00a0For more details on our ticket policies, please follow this\u00a0link.\u00a0 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.\n\nSeason subscriptions\u00a0to 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.\n\nThis is the 29th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from 34 nations including,\u00a0Ireland, 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, and Poland.\n\nMinutes 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.\n\nThe Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2020 sponsors including\u00a0Gallo|Thomas Insurance,\u00a0Davitt,\u00a0Boston Common,\u00a0Hotel Viking,\u00a0The Chanler,\u00a0The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina,\u00a0Vanderbilt International Properties,\u00a0Veuve Clicquot,\u00a0Clarke Cooke House,\u00a0Stella Artois,\u00a0ROCKSTAR Limo,\u00a0Atria Senior Living,\u00a0Goslings,\u00a0McGrath Clambakes and Catering, and promotional partners including\u00a0The Cocktail Guru,\u00a0Newport Jaguar Tours,\u00a0Newport Helicopter Tours,\u00a0America's Cup Charters,\u00a0International Tennis Hall of Fame,\u00a0Newport Mansions,\u00a0Island Surf and Sport,\u00a0Newport Sport Fishing Charters,\u00a0Providence River Boat Company, and\u00a0Newport Harbor Guide.\u00a0 Special thanks to Schultz Marketing Partnerships,\u00a0Van Liew Trust,\u00a0Tanglewood, and\u00a0WCRI Classical Rhode Island.\u00a0 \u201cOur sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,\u201d explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.\n\nPhoto by\u00a0Kevin M Bernard.\n\nPolo, since 600 b.c.\u00a0\u00a0Polo is, without doubt the oldest ball game in the world today. First recorded in the 6th century b.c. when the Turkomans beat the Persians in a diplomatic tournament, the alluring game caught on with equestrian royalty and cavalry, and took off with globalization, withstanding the tests of time. By the time Polo arrived on Newport\u2019s shores during the Gilded Age, the sport was nearly 2500 years steeped in tradition, captivating newcomers like Newport's summer sporting set who embraced the new pastime, establishing America's first polo club in 1876.\u00a0 A charter member of the\u00a0United States Polo\u00a0Association\u00a0the club today is still a trailblazing model polo club, hosting the Newport International Polo Series\u00a0public exhibition matches, supporting philanthropic causes, organizing USPA tournaments, polo club member services and polo instruction year-round. Experience the king of games in its American landing at Newport Polo.