Sunday Polo Every Sunday From January 5th – March 30th, 2014
Empire Polo Club is pleased to announce the dates of the winter 2014 Polo Season. Opening Day & Hat Day at Empire Polo Club is scheduled for Sunday, January 5th. Opening Day will feature two competitive polo games at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.
Sunday Polo games are scheduled every Sunday from Jan. 5th through March 30th, 2014. The polo club will be closed on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.
General Admission is FREE with a $10 parking fee for all Sunday afternoon polo games. Tailgaters are welcome and space along the sidelines is available on a first come, first served basis. Bleacher seating is also available in the General Admission area.
VIP Admission is $25 per person and includes parking, VIP seating and a complimentary VIP Champagne Divot Stomp sponsored by Chandon. VIP seating is only available during Sunday Polo. The VIP seating area is located in front of the Olympic-peaked tents on the west side of the main polo field and offers spectators a seat at a table or on one of the couches along the sidelines.
Reservations for VIP seating are highly recommended. Food and beverage service is available on site during the Sunday matches. No outside food or beverages are allowed into the VIP area on the west side of the field. For VIP reservations or group rates call 760-393-7298 or email email@example.com. For Sunday games the entrance is on Ave. 50 between Monroe St. & Madison St.
Friday Night Polo
This season Empire Polo Club is offering Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” on the second Friday of each month. These dates include: Jan. 10th, Feb. 14th and March 14th. Each date will feature the USA competing in a one-day exhibition match against teams from other countries including Canada, Mexico and Argentina. (See schedule below.) The Friday “Polo Under the Lights” game time is 5:30 PM. Arrive early to get a good spot to tailgate. Bleacher seating is also available. Beverage service is available on site during the Friday night games. The game lasts approximately one hour. Admission, tailgating and parking are free for Friday night games. The entrance for Friday night games is on Monroe St. at Ave. 51.
2014 Season Highlights
Sunday, January 5th Opening Day & Hat Day
Opening Day of the 2014 polo season at Empire Polo Club is scheduled for Sunday, January 5th.. Sunday Polo features two polo games, at 12 and 2 PM. A complimentary VIP champagne divot stomp presented by Chandon will be held at halftime during the 2 PM game. Opening Day is also Hat Day! Help us celebrate this annual tradition by wearing your favorite chapeau.
Friday, January 10th at 5:30 PM: USA vs. Canada
Our first Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” event will feature a one day challenge match between USA and Canada. Admission is free. Tailgaters are welcome and bleacher seating is available for spectators. The USA vs. Canada game will be held on the Rose Garden Field #3.
Friday, Feb. 14th at 5:30 PM: USA vs. Mexico
Our second Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” event will feature a one day challenge match between USA and Mexico. Admission is free. Tailgaters are welcome and bleacher seating is available for spectators. The USA vs. Mexico game will be held on the Rose Garden Field #3.
Friday, March 14th at 5:30 PM: USA vs. Argentina
Our third and final Friday night “Polo Under The Lights” event will feature a one day challenge match between USA and Argentina. Admission is free. Tailgaters are welcome and bleacher seating is available for spectators. The USA vs. Argentina game will be held on the Rose Garden Field #3.
Sunday, March 30th, Champions’ Cup Finals and Closing Day
Join us for the grand finale tournament & closing day of the polo season. There will be more than $70,000 in cash & prizes awarded to the teams who are in the final round of the Champions’ 6-8 Goals Finals and the Lions’ Cup 4-Goal Finals.
2014 Season Schedule
Jan. 5th Sunday Polo – Opening Day & Hat Day
Jan. 10th Friday Night Polo Under The Lights
Jan. 12th Sunday Polo
Jan. 19th Sunday Polo
Jan. 26th Sunday Polo
Feb. 2nd Sunday Polo
Feb. 9th Sunday Polo
Feb. 14th Friday Night Polo Under The Lights
Feb. 16th Sunday Polo
Feb. 23rd Sunday Polo
March 2nd NO POLO on this date
March 9th Sunday Polo
March 14th Friday Night Polo Under The Lights
March 16th Sunday Polo
March 23rd Sunday Polo
March 30th Sunday Polo/Closing Day
Directions to Empire Polo Club
Sunday Polo Field
From I-10 take the Monroe St. exit and head south on Monroe St. Turn right on Avenue 50. The entrance for Sunday Polo games will be the Empire Polo Club middle gate on Avenue 50. Follow the parking signs.
Friday Night Polo
From I-10 take the Monroe St. exit and head south on Monroe St. Turn right at Ave. 51 located at the entrance to the Tack Room Tavern Restaurant parking lot. “Polo Under The Lights” on Friday nights will be held on our Rose Garden Field #3 located next to the Tack Room Tavern Restaurant on Monroe St. at Ave. 51.
Empire Polo Club
81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA 92201
General Info. Line – 760-342-8777
VIP & Group Reservations – 760-393-7298
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.
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. You can take a date, your spouse, your family or a group of friends and enjoy a day outdoors while watching the polo ponies thunder across the field.
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! There is a $10 parking fee for Sunday polo games.
About Empire Polo Club
Established in 1987, Empire Polo Club is one of the largest polo clubs on the West Coast with 12 polo fields, stabling for more than 500 horses and an indoor arena and polo school.
About the Polo Players
Empire Polo Club is a world-class, international polo club. Players from Canada, Mexico, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France, Germany, England and other countries flock to the desert to play polo at Empire Polo Club. Player’s ages range from the young up-and-comers, who are in their early teens, to seniors in their 60s.