The United States Polo Association (USPA) and the National Polo Center-Wellington (NPC) recently announced that tickets are now available for the 2024 NPC winter season. Tickets for general admission green seats and Sunday brunch can be purchased at www.nationalpolocenter.com. Box seats and tailgate tickets will go on sale in mid-December.
The 2024 season schedule is highlighted by the prestigious Gauntlet of Polo series, the NPC 16-Goal Championship, the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship and National President’s Cup. Select tournaments will be livestreamed at www.uspolo.org and via USPA social media channels.
On Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023, celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Continental Cup, the opening Sunday polo match of the season. The competition will conclude the following week with the final on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024.
The 2024 Gauntlet of Polo series will serve as the premier spectacle of the NPC season, beginning Feb. 9-25 with the C.V. Whitney Cup, continuing with the USPA Gold Cup from Feb. 23 to March 24, and concluding with the U.S. Open Polo Championship from March 22 to April 21.
Also included in the schedule is the second edition of the NPC 16-Goal Championship (previously known as the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Super-Series). Qualifiers will be played across multiple clubs, with the championship hosted at NPC. The NPC 16-Goal Championship is comprised of four USPA tournaments, including the Joe Barry Memorial, the Ylvisaker Cup, the Iglehart Cup and the Outback Cup. Each tournament will serve as a qualifier for the NPC 16-Goal Championship, with each winning team moving on to the final event in April.
The debut of the National President’s Cup at the NPC venue and under a new format will unite some of the most talented 8-goal teams in the nation. The tournament will consist of up to 14 qualifying tournaments played June 2023 through April 2024, with the winning teams playing the National President’s Cup at NPC at the end of April.
In the last year, NPC has undergone various upgrades and improvements that extend to the facility’s entrance, stadium and parking areas, which have been refinished with new subsurface, pavement and paint. Field 2 has been restored to a grass field from the previous arena and will feature a newly installed scoreboard at the field’s south end.
On the hospitality side, renovations include an expanded kitchen in the Mallet Grill, refreshed floors, refurbished bar areas and upgraded dining rooms. A new café by the tennis courts and new paint in the fitness center, spa and bathrooms provide a fresh feel for patrons. The pool, spa, fitness center and tennis courts will now be open year-round, offering more extensive benefits to club members. The pool area near the Mallet Grill has been expanded to include a private dining space and cocktail lounge with 100 additional seats. The 7th Chukker, previously exclusive to members, is now open to the public six nights a week, broadening the club’s appeal and event-hosting capabilities.
NPC looks forward to welcoming spectators every Sunday afternoon from Dec. 31, 2023, through April 28, 2024, to enjoy the prestige and thrill of spectating on U.S. Polo Assn. Field One. For the complete season schedule, visit www.nationalpolocenter.com.