Milwaukee Polo Club – A Beginner’s Guide to attending a Polo Match
If you enjoy live-action and love horses, attending a outdoor Polo match will be a very rewarding adventure.
Here are 5 quick tips before you go!
1. Visit the Website
There are several home games in the summer, typically on Sundays. Milwaukee Polo Club does a great job of keeping their website up to date with schedules and changes. Take a look at the site before you go!
2. Pack a picnic lunch
Food (hot dogs, chips, etc) and beverages are available for sale, but carry-ins are acceptable too. Pack cheese and fruit, sandwiches or some snacks.
3. For up-close views, bring your binoculars
A polo field is the size of twelve football fields, so having a pair of binoculars could enhance your experience. You are going to enjoy the match no matter what; there’s always something to see!
4. Fun for Families
If you arrive early, you’ll be able to back your vehicle right up to the field. Bring a blanket or chairs and set up your own viewing area. Being next to the field means even those who can’t get around very well with have a front row seat. No bleachers required. Between periods (called chukkars) there are sometimes activities for the kids.
5. Get Involved
The Polo announcer does a great job of offering a play-by-play commentary of the game as well as providing tons of fun facts about the sport. Want to know a little more about polo before you go? Check out this site! During half-time all spectators are invited onto the field for the traditional “stomping of the divots” – don’t miss it!