Polo!

Nacho Figueras and the Black Watch team will hit the field at 2:30 on Sunday.

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is once again coming to Governors Island this Sunday. We have gotten several questions from those interested in coming, so we put together so you can plan your trip!

Timing of the match and festivities

The polo match starts at 2:30 PM, but visitors are encouraged to come early to stake out their spots and enjoy the pre-match food, drink and festivities.

Gates to the South Island Fields open at 11 AM. Food and soft drink service also begins at 11 AM. Alcoholic beverages will be served after 12 PM.

What to Bring

The South Island Fields are the perfect place to see a polo match but it can be a bit sunny and shade is limited. You may wish to bring sunscreen and a hat, as well as bottled water. You may also bring blankets or chairs on which to sit.

What not to Bring

The only animals allowed on Governors Island for the polo match are the horses so please leave your pets at home. Alcohol can also not be brought to the Island. Alcohol will be available for purchase at match, as will soft drinks. 

Where to Sit

The western side of the field (side closest to Picnic Point and the Statue of Liberty) is entirely open to the public. The Southern end of the field, near the old picnic gazebos, is also available for lawn seating for the public. Limited bleacher seating is available on the western side as well.

End of the Match

The match is scheduled to end at 3:30 PM, with the awards ceremony concluding at 4:00 PM. The South Island fields will close to all visitors at 5 PM.

We hope to see you out on the Island this Sunday!

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  1. [...] The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is once again coming to Governors Island this Sunday, June 5th, 2011. The polo match starts at 2:30pm, but visitors are encouraged to come early to stake out their spots and enjoy the pre-match food, drink and festivities. Gates to the South Island Fields open at 11am. Food and soft drink service also begins at 11am. Alcoholic beverages will be served after 12pm. This is a FREE event! For more information, visit: govislandblog.com/2011/06/02/polo/. [...]

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