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WELLINGTON, FLA. (December 2015) – The International Polo Club Palm Beach ushers in the “Lucky 13” winter polo season after months of meticulous planning, and more than a bit of luck. Opening day is Sunday, January 3, with guests, celebrities, and polo enthusiasts watching the 20-goal competition on the field that will feature the finals of the season-opening, 20-goal Herbie Pennell Cup.

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John Wash, president of the International Polo Club (IPC), expects the 2016 winter polo season to be the best the club has ever hosted. “We’re excited to announce the start of our 13th season of polo at IPC, and predict an unbeatable year,” said Wash. “Whether you’re a first-time spectator or a veteran polo fan, we invite everyone to enjoy the festivities and thrills of high-goal polo during our 17-week winter season, which culminates on April 24.”

New teams promise unprecedented, heart-pumping excitement in 2016. Enhanced, ergonomic seats replace the former lawn seating for field-side spectating, a roster of new and elite sponsors have partnered with the famed facility, and sensational, new hospitality options will delight and entertain the stylish set at The Pavilion. These extraordinary new features, with a dose of good luck, will present the most memorable, high-goal polo season ever.

“IPC will have the top ranked national and international polo players competing in our 20-goal and 26-goal tournaments. We continue to be honored as the host venue for the most prestigious polo tournaments in North America,” said Wash. Those tournaments include the C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup®, and the esteemed USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship®.”

American Soprano Jessica Fishenfeld, a Young Artist in residence with the Palm Beach Opera, is scheduled to thrill guests with her stirring rendition of the National Anthem at the start of the opening day match.

Opening day will also be sporting some additional horsepower as IPC hosts the kickoff of the Fifth Annual SuperCar Week, featuring dozens of glamorous, high-performance Maseratis, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis.

Game on! Don’t miss the fun, fashion, festivities, and fierce competition on the field every Sunday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Ticketing and Hospitality

Ticket prices for Sunday polo at the world-famous International Polo Club range from $30 for stadium seating to $150 for box seating. The Pavilion reception pass starts at $55, seating for the Champagne Sunday brunch and polo on the new Lilly Pulitzer Patio at The Pavilion begins at $100, and the Veuve Clicquot Airstream Lounge brunch package for two is priced at $300. Also, new this year, the Funky Buddha Beerstream Garden, serving craft beer and charcuterie for guests and filling growlers for tailgaters, and the chic Coco Polo Lounge, an exquisitely renovated 1964 vintage, red double-decker bus with just 50 choice lounge seats for $225 per person, and includes the lavish gourmet brunch, drink tickets, valet parking, and a luxe swag bag.

For more about IPC, tournament information, sponsorship, and tickets, please call 561-204-5687 or visit InternationalPoloClub.com.

About International Polo Club Palm Beach

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. The 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season will open on Sunday, January 3, and will conclude 17 weeks later with the U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on Sunday, April 24. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. Tickets start at $30. For ticketing and sponsorship information, or to book a special event year-round, please call 561-204-5687 or visit InternationalPoloClub.com.

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