As Season 27 nears completion, polo action will be amped up on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4 pm in the New England Pro-Am.

“We saved the best for last.  Our fans will witness speed, strategy and maneuvers from teams anchored by two of the best pros in the region” explained Dan Keating, captain of the Newport squad and founder of the Polo Series, in a press release on Wednesday.

The New England Pro-Am will showcase top regional players competing in a classic 6-chukker Autumn match, with favorable weather forecasts. “With players at peak performance, and field conditions superb, we are tuning up for a fast & furious match with New England’s best players this Saturday,” Keating said.

After 6 periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, with celebrity prize presenter Dan Jaehnig from the NBC10 news team, as well as an autograph signing and Autumn Equinox cocktail celebration at the Twisted Pony bar with the players.

During the match, a weekly door prize drawing will award a Newport Helicopter Tour for 2, for an aerial view of the famed mansions, to a lucky winner from among the raffle entries of the day, and theBest Tailgate Contest will bestow 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 other specialty vendors and gourmet food trucks.

Tickets to the match ($15 for General Admission and $25 for Pavilion seating) are available online at

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