Saratoga Polo

saratoga polo logoSaratoga Polo returns for another season this Friday evening. From there matches are schedule each Friday and Sunday through September 1 at the polo field in Greenfield. Tickets for matches start at $20.

Most of our polo knowledge is from that scene in Pretty Woman. But we get the strong impression that tailgating/partying/otherwise being fabulous is big part of the sport -- perhaps not has big as the horses and the people swinging mallets in close proximity to each other, but still a large part of it. So it could be a fun thing to check out this summer. (Bonus: using the word "chukker" repeatedly.)

Here's an FAQ about the game and dress code suggestions.

Comments

So the tailgate part confuses me. It's $30 a person and you can schlep all your stuff up to that area or do you park in that area. Any ideas.
Would actually like to see a match

The tailgate fee is per vehicle, so you can take a group/family in one car. They have reserved spots (midfield) for a higher fee ($50) and unreserved (first come first serve) for the general $30 tailgate fee. You park your vehicle in that spot, but typically 10 - 15 feet or so back from the field. In that 10 - 15 foot space people typically set up chairs, small tables and/or blankets and set out their snacks, drinks, coolers, etc.

J: I've been to the polo matches several times. You drive your car in and line up along the sideline. There's enough room for some chairs, tables -- the usual tailgating stuff.

You're not supposed to bring your own alcohol, but buy it there. If you consider that more a suggestion than a rule, exercise discretion.

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