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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

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.

2018  Schedule

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       

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