April 21, 2017 – The United States Polo Association® (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo, and its official apparel brand, U.S. Polo Assn., will host the U.S. Open Polo Championship® at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC). Spanning a three-week period with six teams vying for the most prestigious trophy in U.S. polo competition, the tournament’s final event will showcase the world’s top-rated players in a 60-minute television broadcast on CBS on April 30, 2017, at 2 p.m. EDT.
The national television audience will see the final match between defending champion Orchard Hill and 2015 U.S Open champion Valiente, as well as a recap of the entire tournament.
The U.S. Open is the final leg of the 26-goal tournaments held during the Florida High-Goal Winter Season, which is the highest handicapped polo played outside of Argentina, and regularly attracts the top players in the world and some of the largest crowds in polo. IPC is expecting more than 10,000 attendees for the final event.
“We’re proud to once again present the U.S. Open, which we feel is one of the great events in sports,” said Joseph Meyer, chairman of the USPA. “We’re also thrilled and delighted to be joined by CBS for a great broadcast that will carry the sport to millions of viewers.”
The official partners of the U.S. Open Polo Championship will also be in attendance, including media sponsor Town & Country, automobile sponsor Karma Auto, private airline sponsor NetJets and jewelry sponsor Lugano Diamonds. Each partner has individual activations around the event that showcase experiences for business executives and polo aficionados.
Though the focus is always on the game, the USPA and IPC continue to elevate the polo experience to make every game an event to remember. Guests will enjoy many luxurious perks, including a Gipsy Sound Revolution concert, kids zone for children, free ice cream pops and champagne during halftime, The Veuve Clicquot Champagne Garden and various tastings at the Ketel Kitchen.
For more game coverage, live action and compelling polo content for all fans, please visit the USPA Polo Network at http://www.uspolo.org.