For Immediate Release
Wellington, FL – December 21, 2020 – In response to the continued threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and with the guidance of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) will not be open to the general public during the 2021 polo season. IPC will offer a limited number of tickets to Sunday Brunch in the Veuve Clicquot Pavilion for spectators as well as exclusive pre-sold tailgates and boxes. There will be no day of event ticket sales. While it is disappointing that many in the local community and general public spectators won’t be able to attend, our main priority is to preserve the sport of polo and allow those in the sport to continue their livelihood. The team at IPC will also be introducing various safety protocols to keep everyone safe on the grounds. Click HERE to view our Reopening Guide.
How we are keeping you safe:
- Spectator access will be limited and there will be no general admission.
- While on the IPC venue grounds, everyone must wear a face mask and practice social distancing unless mounted on a horse/competing and/or seated when drinking or eating.
- IPC staff will continue to diligently clean and sanitize bathrooms.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the grounds.
- Temperature checks for all staff are required daily, as well as those players competing in the matches.
The high-goal season will begin on Sunday, January 3, 2021 with the Joe Barry Cup and conclude on Sunday, April 18, 2021 with the U.S. Open Polo Championship® Final. Prior to the start of the 2021 GAUNTLET OF POLO® series, the remainder of the 2020 USPA Gold Cup® will be played, which was postponed due to COVID-19 earlier this year. The four semifinalist teams will compete for the 2020 USPA Gold Cup® a year later than originally scheduled for a chance to claim the second trophy in the 2020 GAUNTLET OF POLO®. All tournaments except the Iglehart Cup will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV so that friends, family, and fans can keep up with all the action from home.
The team at IPC is looking forward to hosting polo once again in a safe and healthy manner. Our team will continue to closely monitor government and World Health Organization (WHO) mandates and communicate any adjustments regarding IPC protocols and procedures to you as soon as they arise. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.