USA faces New Zealand at weekend polo match

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A highlight of Season 28 of the Newport International Polo Series, presented by Brahmin, will be USA vs. New Zealand this weekend in Portsmouth.

The match takes place on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m., followed by a special field side Après Polo: Asado Lamb Roast celebration, and field trip to Waterfire.

Ticket & Parking Options:

Watch our tour guide video, Newport Polo Venue & Ticketing or read about the options below:


Pavilion – $25/person for reserved seating in the centerfield Pavilion. Each Pavilion seat requires a ticket. Pavilion opens at 3pm / 2pm in Sept. Advanced reservations recommended, online only – typically sold out before game day. Tables are for shared seating unless you reserve all of the seats to have a private table. Private seating areas for groups include Tent (76+), Main Deck (40), and Upper Deck (44+). All seats are handicap accessible except Upper Deck. Beverage service provided; no outside beverages permitted. You may bring food into the Pavilion, including fare from gourmet food truck concessions at the polo grounds.

Modern Luxury Polo Lounge – $75/person on 6/8, 6/22, 6/29, 7/27, 8/24 and 9/21 in 2019, for an all-inclusive polo experience including complimentary gourmet hors oeuvres, specialty cocktail bar with celebrity mixologist, reserved parking and preferred seating. Tables seat 4 or 8 under the Tent. (Corporate Table Sponsorship for promotional benefits is available – please CONTACT us for details).

Pavilion Parking – A limited number of Pavilion parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, directed by Newport Polo parking attendants. They will fill up quickly. Additional parking is in any of the nearby General Parking areas.

Pavilion Season Subscriptions – $275 – $3,600 (Subscriber, Patron, Insider, and VIP) offer superb value benefits for individual seats or reserved tables for select matches or for the entire season.

Lawn Seating

Lawn Tickets – $15/adult (kids free up to the age of 15) for admission to Lawn, Grandstand, Tailgate, and Chalet areas. Picnics of food beverage are welcome. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for Lawn areas. Lawn and Grandstand are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on game day, and cannot be reserved in advance; unattended items will be removed from the field. Gates open at 1pm / Noon in Sept. Lawn tickets are sold online or at the entry gates for 1-time entry on game day. General Parking is free; Tailgates & Chalets reserved separately online only (see details below).

Grandstand – $15/adult (kids free up to the age of 15) for bleacher style bench seating that overlooks the polo field from the west backline.

Lawn Pass – $175 (Member) offers superb value & benefits for individual lawn admission for the entire season.

Seating Upgrades (require corresponding admission tickets):

Glamping Tent: Enjoy the classic sport of Polo while viewing from inside a trendy Glamping tent! Not only will it create shade, but cozy lounge groupings can be added, all from Exquisite Events for comfortable seating for your entire group to enjoy. The tent will be finished with floor rugs and festive accent pieces. Exquisite Events will bring the seats, you just bring the snacks! Email to reserve your Glamping Tent today! Requires at least 2 reserved Tailgates, plus adult Lawn Tickets – or –  can go in Lawn seating area, requires adult Lawn Tickets. Lawn Tickets & Tailgates sold separately, by Newport Polo, subject to availability.

Pavilion Softseating Lounge Collection: Want to feel like you are watching the Polo match from the comfort of your own Living Room? Choose to rent Exquisite Events’ custom lounge grouping in the Pavilion for a comfortable seating option close to all of the action and the luxury of beverage service! The lounge collection is prepared with soft seating for 6-8, stylish accessories, and plenty of table space to lay out all of your delicious Polo-worthy bites! Email to reserve your lounge grouping today! Pavilion Tables of 8 ($25/person) sold separately, subject to availability: CONTACT us for availability.


General Parking – free.

Tailgates – $50 each. Reserved, numbered space on the South perimeter of the playing field. Accommodates up to 15 people per Tailgate and 2 standard passenger cars end to end. Tailgates may be reserved online only. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match. Limit of 1 Tailgate per household, unless Group Lawn ticket minimums are met at the time of reservation. Reservation does not include admission. Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Tailgate. Lawn tickets can be purchased with Tailgate reservation, or in a subsequent online purchase, or at the entry gates on game day.

Chalets – $100 each. Reserved, numbered space on the North perimeter of the playing field. Includes installed 10ft. x 10ft. Chalet tent. Accommodates up to 15 people per Chalet and 1 standard passenger car. Chalets may be reserved online only. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the match. Limit of 1 Chalet per household, unless required Group Lawn ticket minimums are met at the time of reservation. Reservation does not include admission. Lawn tickets are required for each adult occupant (over the age of 15) in a Chalet. You may purchase Lawn tickets with your Chalet reservation, or in a subsequent online purchase, or at the entry gates on game day.

Corporate Tailgate – $2,500 (Season Membership option). Reserved Chalet for the season, central position on North perimeter, includes installed Chalet tent and nameplate.

Match Info:

Season 28 of the Newport International Polo Series, Presented by Brahmin will feature USA vs. New Zealand on September 14th, 2019 at 4pm.  After 6 periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, as well as an autograph signing to meet the players, followed by a special fieldside Après Polo: Asado Lamb Roast celebration, and fieldtrip to Waterfire.

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During the match a weekly Door Prize drawing will award two pairs of Bose Frame Audio sunglasses to one lucky winner, and our contest for the Best Tailgate will be awarded a coveted prize and jumbotron moment of fame, courtesy of Stella Artois. Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds, including the Twisted Pony Cocktail Bar, Horseshoe Wine Bar, Newport Polo Pro Shop, and several other unique specialty vendors and gourmet food truck concessionaires.

For specific details about the players, concessions & amenities for this match, plus venue information and other details, sign up to receive the Game Day Scorecard on Saturday, by private subscription (sign up).  Stay current with all 2019 season announcements, latest news & event invitations, and more by subscription to our monthly Emagazine (sign up).  Both subscriptions are private and spam free.

While in Newport, the visiting team will tour the famed Newport Mansions, enjoy helicopter tours with Newport Helicopter Tours, paddle boarding and surfing with Island Surf & Sport, tennis on the legendary courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, sailing 12 meter racing yachts with America’s Cup Charters, cruising the sights by scooter, bike, or scoot coupes from Scooter World, cocktailing, dinner & dancing on the eve of the match at the one and only Clarke Cooke House, and all the great goings on in the City by the Sea.

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.

Info about the Polo Series, our venue, concessions & amenities, and other information can be found on the About Newport Polo page.  RAIN DATE: If a regularly scheduled match is canceled prior to its start (due to weather/field conditions), the match will be postponed to the following Sunday at the same time.  All original polo match tickets & seating reservations will be transferred to the rain date.  For more details on our ticket policies, please follow this link.  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.

Season subscriptions to the Newport International Polo Series are available for individual lawn or Pavilion seating, reserved tables, corporate tailgates & VIP lounge tables to take in all 18 weeks of polo action.

This is the 28th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over 30 nations including, Ireland, 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.

Minutes 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.

The Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2019 sponsors including BrahminDavitt IncTurkish AirlinesTD BankBoston CommonGurney’sThe VanderbiltHotel VikingThe ChanlerVanderbilt International PropertiesClarke Cooke House,  Stella ArtoisRockstar LimoAtria Senior LivingGoslingsMcGrath Clambakes and promotional partners that entertain our visiting teams including the International Tennis Hall of Fame, America’s Cup Charters, Newport Helicopter ToursThe Cocktail GuruNewport MansionsIsland Surf and SportNewport Jaguar ToursProvidence River Boat Company, Scooter WorldNewport Sport Fishing Charters and Exquisite Events. Special thanks to Schultz Marketing Partners, Van Liew TrustTanglewood, and WCRI, Classical Rhode Island. “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.

L’esprit de Polo has flourished in Newport, RI, home of America’s first polo club, since 1876.  Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series 28 public exhibition matches, and offers polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round; founding member of the United States Polo Association.

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