A “soft open” for the 2020 polo season at the Empire Polo Club in Indio will be held at noon Sunday.

Polo consists of four-player teams with players carrying wooden mallets atop horseback battling to hit a ball into the opposing team’s goal. It is one of the oldest sports, dating back to the 6th century B.C.

Games are scheduled Sundays until March 29, except for Jan. 19 and March 8. Opening Day — Hat Day — is scheduled for Jan. 5.

Games start at noon. General admission is free with a $20 per car cash parking fee.

VIP seats are $30 per person and includes parking.

The Empire Polo Club is at 81800 51st Ave.

More information is available at empirepolo.com.

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