Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day & Hat Day Sunday, Jan. 3rd, 2016

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Empire Polo Club is pleased to announce the dates of their 2016 Polo Season. “Opening Day & Hat Day” at Empire Polo Club is scheduled for Sunday, January 3rd, 2016. Opening Day will feature two competitive polo games at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.

Sunday Polo games are scheduled every week from Jan. 3rd through April 3rd, 2016. The polo club will be closed on Sunday, January 17th and again on Sunday, March 6th, 2016.

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General Admission is FREE with a $10 parking fee for all Sunday afternoon polo games. Tailgaters are welcome; space along the sidelines is available on a first come, first served basis.   Bleacher seating is also available in the General Admission area. Spectators are welcome to bring their own food and beverages into the General Admission area. Food and beverage service is also available for purchase.

Promo2016image_lrVIP Admission is $25 per person and includes parking, VIP seating and a complimentary Champagne Divot Stomp. The VIP seating area is located in front of the Olympic-peaked tents on the west side of the main polo field and offers field-side covered seating.

Spectators can also enjoy watching the Sunday football games while enjoying polo at the VIP Sports Lounge and Bar, located adjacent to the VIP seating area. The Sports Lounge offers viewers three flat screens featuring Sunday football games and other popular sports.

Reservations for VIP seating are highly recommended. Food and beverage service is available onsite during the Sunday matches. No outside food or beverages are allowed into the VIP area. For VIP reservations or group rates please call 760-393-7298 or email tonyschieffer@empirepolo.com.

The entrance for Sunday games is on Ave. 50 between Monroe St. and Madison St.

Friday Night Polo

Empire Polo Club offers Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” on the second Friday of each month. Friday night polo features one polo match that typically lasts about an hour and a half. The Friday night game time is 5:30 PM in January and February, and 6:30 PM in March. Arrive early to get a good spot to tailgate. Bleacher seating is also available. Beverage service is available onsite during the Friday night games. Admission, tailgating and parking are free for Friday night games. Spectators are welcome to bring their own food and beverages to this event. Enter on Monroe St. at Ave. 51 for Friday Night Polo.

2016 Friday Night Game Schedule

  • Friday, January 8th at 5:30 PM
  • Friday, February 12th at 5:30 PM
  • Friday, March 11th at 6:30 PM

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What to Wear? This is the one of the most frequently asked questions by spectators. We suggest “hats and flats,” as heels sink in the grass and the sun is always shining here in the desert. Polo is a casual affair at Empire Polo Club, so please wear whatever you feel comfortable in. You will see spectators wearing everything from shorts, jeans and flip-flops to sundresses, khakis and button-down shirts. If you plan to attend a Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” game, dress warmly.

Why Watch Polo?

It’s a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Imagine sitting field-side, overlooking a series of immaculate polo fields surrounded by majestic mountains in the distance, while watching one of the fastest team sports on earth.

Polo is never boring. Eight players travel at speeds up to 30 miles per hour while riding-off other players, hooking their opponent’s mallets and hitting the ball at full speed. It’s a great spectator sport and general admission is FREE. You can’t beat that!

IMG_0248_150322-jDirections
The entrance for Sunday Polo games is on Ave. 50 between Madison St. and Monroe St. The entrance for Friday night “Under the Light” polo games in located on Monroe St. at Ave. 51.

Sunday Polo Entrance
From Interstate 10 take the Monroe St. exit.  Head south on Monroe St.  Take a right on Ave. 50 and you will see the Empire entrance gates on the left side of the road.   Use the middle gate for tailgating access and General Admission parking.  If you are a cabana holder, have VIP reservations for a table or if you are part of a group with reservations, use the third gate to access the VIP parking area.

Friday Night Polo Entrance
From Interstate 10 take the Monroe St. Exit.  Head south on Monroe St.  The main entrance to Field #3 and Friday Night Polo is on Monroe St. at Ave. 51.

For more information please visit www.EmpirePolo.com.