PORTSMOUTH, R.I. \u2014 Season 29 of the Newport International Polo Series\u00a0will feature\u00a0USA vs. Irish USA\u00a0on\u00a0Saturday, July 25, at\u00a05 p.m., celebrating Irish heritage with one of the most anticipated matches of the season.\n\nMatch details are provided below.\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.\u00a0 No gathering. Restroom use is 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.\u00a0 Violators will be referred to the onsite Police detail and removed.\u00a0 Do not enter if you are not feeling well.\nTicket & Parking Options:\nPavilion\nPavilion - $30\/person\u00a0-\u00a0online only\u00a0-\u00a0\u00a0sold as\u00a0tables for 4, 6 or 8 in the centerfield\u00a0Davitt Pavilion. Upon reservation, follow the link to access tickets on an electronic ticket dashboard.\u00a0 Each ticket is unique, corresponding to each seat at the table,\u00a0valid for 1-time scanning at the gates for entry to the polo grounds, and then shown to the hostess to be seated.\u00a0\u00a0(Please\u00a0Save\/Bookmark your link.)\u00a0 Pavilion opens at 4pm \/ 3pm in Sept.\u00a0 All tables are handicap accessible except Upper Deck.\u00a0 Beverage service provided; no outside beverages permitted. You may bring food into the Pavilion.\u00a0 Masks and 6' social distancing are mandatory when not seated. [Private seating areas for groups\u00a0- Phase III allowable outdoor group size = 50, or 100 with a licensed caterer -\u00a0include Tent (requires purchase of 52+ seats), Main Deck (requires purchase of 18+ seats) and Upper Deck (requires purchase of 30+ seats);\u00a0contact\email@example.com]\n\nModern Luxury Polo Lounge - $80\/person\u00a0-\u00a0online only\u00a0-\u00a0sold as tables for 4 or 8 under the Davitt Pavilion Tent, (created on select dates only:\u00a06\/27, 7\/4, 7\/18, 9\/12\u00a0and\u00a09\/26\u00a0in\u00a02020)\u00a0for an all-inclusive polo experience including gourmet hors d'oeuvres service, beverage service from specialty cocktail bar with celebrity mixologist, reserved parking and preferred seating. Upon reservation, follow the link to access tickets on an electronic ticket dashboard.\u00a0 Each ticket is unique, corresponding to each seat at the table,\u00a0valid for 1-time scanning at the gates for entry to the polo grounds, and then shown to the hostess to be seated.\u00a0\u00a0(Please\u00a0Save\/Bookmark your link.)\u00a0 Pavilion opens at 4pm \/ 3pm in Sept.\u00a0 Masks and 6' social distancing are mandatory when not seated. [Corporate VIP Table Sponsorship\u00a0for promotional benefits is also 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 for Pavilion patrons, directed by Newport Polo parking attendants, accessed through the Lower Gate.\u00a0 They will fill up quickly.\u00a0 Additional parking is available in any of the nearby General Parking areas by entering the polo grounds through the Main Gate or Lower Gate.\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-\u00a0online only\u00a0- Adult admission\u00a0for reserved Tailgates and Chalets.\u00a0 [No unassigned Lawn seating (general admission) available this season.]\u00a0 Lawn ticket purchase requires code from reserved Tailgate or Chalet.\u00a0 Upon completing purchase of Lawn Ticket, follow the link to access ticket on an electronic ticket dashboard.\u00a0 Each ticket is unique, valid for 1 adult admission, must be presented at the entry gates where it will be scanned, for entry to the polo grounds.\u00a0\u00a0(Please\u00a0Save\/Bookmark your link.)\u00a0 Parking is in Tailgate\/Chalet (Limit 1 car\/space) or in General Parking.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0Picnics of food & beverage are welcome.\u00a0 Bring lawn chairs and blankets.\u00a0 Carry in\/Carry out trash please.\u00a0\u00a0Gates open at 3pm \/ Noon in Sept.\u00a0 Masks & 6' social distancing are mandatory when not within Tailgate\/Chalet.\n\nPicnic Patch\u00a0-\u00a0 $80\u00a0-\u00a0online only\u00a0- 12' circled area on the lawn, includes 4 Adult Lawn Tickets (plus up to 4 kids free, age 15 and under). Patches are separated by 8' aisleways for access and egress only.\u00a0 Locations selected upon arrival on Gameday by ticketed patrons on first-come-first-serve basis when gates open at 3pm. Upon completing purchase, follow the link to access tickets on an electronic ticket dashboard.\u00a0 Each ticket is unique, valid for 1 adult admission, must be presented at the entry gates where it will be scanned, for entry to the polo grounds.\u00a0\u00a0(Please Save\/Bookmark your link.)\u00a0Parking is in General Parking.\u00a0 Masks and 6' social distancing are mandatory when not within Patch.\n\n9 Patches located on the tent line, for pop up tents, blankets, tables, chairs & picnics;\n\n32 Patches located on the green, for blankets, lawn chairs & picnics (tents and other obstructions not allowed);\n\nLawn Pass - $175\u00a0(Member)\u00a0-\u00a0online only\u00a0-\u00a0offers superb value & benefits for individual admission for use with reserved Tailgate or Chalet.\nParking\nGeneral Parking -\u00a0free.\n\nTailgates - $80\u00a0each -\u00a0online only\u00a0-\u00a0Reserved, numbered space on the South & West perimeter of the polo field.\u00a0 Limit of 1 passenger car parked within space.\u00a0 Bring 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 6' buffer zone for social distancing, not for occupation.\u00a0 Tailgate 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, using the Tailgate reservation code.\u00a0 Upon Tailgate purchase, follow the link to electronic ticket dashboard for code needed to purchase Adult Lawn tickets.\u00a0\u00a0(Please\u00a0Save\/Bookmark your link.)\u00a0\u00a0 \u00a0No Lawn ticket sales at entry gates.\n\nChalets - $125\u00a0each -\u00a0online only\u00a0-\u00a0Reserved, 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 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 6' 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\u00a0using the Chalet reservation code.\u00a0\u00a0Upon Chalet purchase, follow the link to electronic ticket dashboard for code needed to purchase Adult Lawn tickets.\u00a0\u00a0(Please\u00a0Save\/Bookmark your link.)\u00a0\u00a0 \u00a0No Lawn 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:\nJuly 25th, 2020\u00a0at\u00a05pm:\u00a0Season 29 of the\u00a0Newport International Polo Series\u00a0will feature\u00a0USA vs. Irish USA\u00a0on\u00a0Saturday, July 25th, 2020\u00a0at\u00a05pm,\u00a0honoring our Irish heritage with a commemorative salute to the Irish Polo Team, the only team to have participated every year since our inaugural season in 1992, and is one of the most anticipated matches each year.\n\nThe polo matches are one of destination Newport\u2019s\u00a0unique traditions & renown attractions, dating back to 1876 when Newport\u2019s sporting enthusiasts established America\u2019s first polo club.\n\nWeekly Stella Artois Tailgate Contest:\u00a0For the July 25th match, the trending theme will be all things Irish...when the world's #1 Belgian beer, Stella Artois toasts the most spirited Newport Polo fans in the house, with\u00a0special guest\u00a0judge from\u00a0Newport Living & Lifestyles\u00a0scouts the perimeter during the match to find the most festive Tailgate, Chalet, Picnic Patch or Pavilion Table, awarding a\u00a0special prize, plus a Jumbotron\u00a0moment of fame\u00a0-\u00a0AND -\u00a0a chance to be featured on the social pages of Boston Common Magazine, the region's foremost luxury, fashion & lifestyle glossy publication.\n\nAmenities at the polo match include beverage service for patrons seated within Pavilion, and carry-out service for patrons in Tailgates, Chalets and Picnic Patches from the\u00a0Davitt Pavilion Patio Bar, while gourmet Food Trucks will offer carryout specials.\u00a0See\u00a0Hospitality & Amenities\u00a0for details and menus. Specialty vendors in the Vendor Village at the polo grounds include the\u00a0Newport Polo Pro Shop.\n\nColor commentary is provided by\u00a0William Crisp, arguably the most highly respected polo commentator in the world.\u00a0 The match will begin with an Official Coin Toss following the player introductions and the US National anthem, with a half-time intermission, and conclude with the\u00a0Newport Polo Fan Salute\u00a0around the perimeter, a tradition originating at the Newport International Polo Series in 2003, and now emulated at polo clubs around the world, and the\u00a0Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation.\n\nUnder a State-approved plan of reduced capacity with socially-distanced observation from Pavilion tables, fieldside Tailgates and Picnic Patches on the lawn at the polo grounds, sold-out audiences have enjoyed the Newport International Polo Series polo matches every Saturday since Opening Day on June 6, where spectators for generations have witnessed the timeless sport unfold across an argyle-patterned emerald green at Glen Farm, home of the Polo Series for the past 28 seasons, in a classic exhibition of horsemanship and valor, with host, the\u00a0Newport Polo Club,\u00a0where the home team - Newport\/USA - meets challengers each season from around the world and as well as teams representing major US cities and regional rivals.\n\nSafety being a top priority, RI State approved COVID-19 safety measures are in effect at the polo grounds this season including online sales, masks & social distancing required when not seated, and greatly reduced capacity.\u00a0Opening Day 2020 was a monumental victory and a huge vote of confidence from our State!\u00a0\u00a0We are thrilled and humbled to be the only live sporting event in New England since the pandemic began.\u00a0 \u00a0We are fortunate to have the leadership of State officials that have worked tirelessly for RI to be leading the nation in recovery.\u00a0 With their guidance, the modifications that are in place at the polo matches are to ensure everyone's safety and compliance when attending polo.\u00a0Read full details.\n\nThe Polo Series is scheduled to continue for the next 19 weeks, every Saturday through September. The schedule of teams is subject to change, as per State mandates in effect at the time, on international travel and Adult Sports.\u00a0 Tickets are by online reservation only, supported by a private, spam-free Wait List:\u00a0Sign Up\u00a0for an alert when your choice of seating and match become available.\n\nThe International Polo Grounds are located on the acreage of Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane (off of Rte. 138) in Portsmouth, RI. This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of a pre-colonial settlement from the 1600\u2019s that became the Town of Portsmouth's original gentlemen's farm, an 800-acre manorial estate established during a Gilded Age movement of retreat from the high life into pastoral country acres.\u00a0Its classical stone barns 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\nMinutes from the bustling Newport harbor, the polo grounds\u2019 proximity to the shore provides a cooling coastal effect for late afternoon polo throughout the summer.\n\n\n\nJumbotron messages to air during the match can be requested through the online portal.\u00a0Submit Now\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\nFor polo attendees visiting Rhode Island, we pass along suggestions from our visiting polo teams, who 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 Newport - America's First Resort.\n\nDating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport\u2019s unique & most renowned traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public.\u00a0\u00a0Info about the Polo Series, our venue, concessions & amenities, and other information can be found on the\u00a0About Newport Polo\u00a0page.\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. Please come prepared for weather as necessary, including sun, rain and other; use vehicles for shelter if necessary, as existing shelters are reserved in advanced with occupancy limits and cannot be overcrowded.\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\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\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 tournaments, polo club member services and polo instruction year-round. Experience the king of games in its American landing at Newport Polo.