On Saturday, July 7th at 5 pm, Italy returns to Newport Polo for its 7th campaign against USA at the polo grounds at Glen Farm, home of the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series 27, Presented by BMW.
The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will mount USA, looking to continue their win streak against Italy, for a duration of approximately 2 hours. The match will conclude with a Veuve Clicquot Champagne trophy presentation, autograph signing and après polo Amici Riuniti dinner celebration (sold separately, by advanced reservation).
Returning for Italy will be Peter Elser, Matteo De Paolis, Curzio Recchi and Raimondo Visconti di Modrone.”Polo is an international sport, played in over 80 countries around the globe, and we are honored to have teams traveling great distances to play in Newport,” stated Dan Keating, captain of the USA squad. A following of Italian fans from throughout the region will be in attendance at the match, waving the green, white and red in lively support of their fellow countrymen.
Tickets to the match ($15 for General Admission and $25 for Pavilion seating) are available online at www.nptpolo.com.
The team will be highly visible on tour of the City by the Sea in their 2018 BMW X5, when they visit the Newport Mansions, play tennis at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, take in scenic Ocean Drive in scoot coups from Scooter World, sail with America’s Cup Charters, take to the skies with Newport Helicopter Tours and surf the tide with Island Surf & Sport.
During the match, the weekly door prize will award a magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and the Stella Artois Best Tailgate will be rewarded. Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds, including the Twisted Pony Bar, Newport Polo Pro Shop, Horseshoe Wine Bar, the BMW Experience, and other specialty vendors and gourmet food trucks.
June 1 Season Kickoff Cocktail Party 7pm CCH Midway Bar
& Team Dinner
2 Opening Day: USA vs. Poland 5pm Boar Roast
9 Newport Cup 5pm VIP Lounge
16 USA vs. Scotland 5pm Scottish Stovie
23 Newport vs. Boston 5pm VIP Lounge
30 Independence Cup 5pm
July 7 USA vs. Italy 5pm Amici Riuniti
14 Newport vs. Pittsburgh 5pm VIP Lounge
15 All Charity Day 5pm
21 USA vs. Ireland 5pm Asado Lamb Roast
28 Newport vs. Palm Beach 5pm VIP Lounge
Aug 3 Midnight in Marrakesh 7pm Rosecliff
4 USA vs. Morocco 5pm Lobsterbake
11 Newport vs. Buffalo 5pm VIP Lounge
18 USA vs. Jamaica 5pm Jerk Grill
25 Newport vs. New York 5pm
Sept 1 USA vs. England 4pm Twist & Shout
8 Newport vs. Baltimore 4pm VIP Lounge
15 USA vs. India 4pm Masala Fever
22 New England Challenge 4pm
29 Finals 4pm
Schedule subject to change