The International Gay Polo League Tournament is moving to the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
After tremendous growth since its inception, the Wellington-based Gay Polo League announced Wednesday that it is moving from the Grand Champions Polo Club to a larger venue to accommodate more spectators and vendors.
The 6th Annual International GPL Tournament, featuring top-rated pros and GPL players from around the world, will be held April 9-11, 2015 with the Founders Cup and Senator Cup games on Saturday, April 11.
The 2014 event featured a record turnout of teams and addition of four new GPL players making their tournament debut.
A sellout crowd attended last year’s championship and week-long social events, including the Polotini Party and IPC Sunday Brunch, attracting new fans to polo.
Since its fledgling first-year event, the GPL tournament has grown from 1,500 fans to more than 6,000.
“I am thrilled our 2015 event will have a new home at the International Polo Club,” said Chip McKenney, founder and president of the Gay Polo League. “The change of venue offers unlimited opportunity to continue to grow our event. IPC is an internationally-recognized first-class polo venue.”
Created in 2006, the Gay Polo League is an international organization and only organized gay polo league in the world.
The International Gay Polo League Tournament Week, which celebrated its landmark fifth anniversary with a record five teams, is the league’s flagship event.
Players travel from all over the world for not only the competition, but camaraderie. The GPL has four U.S. chapters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Wellington.
The International GPL Tournament will be held during the 111th Maserati U.S. Open season-ending tournament. Sponsorship package information and ticket prices will be announced at a later date. Learn more at www.gaypolo.com.