TAILGATING

POLO STYLE

SINCE DAWN OF THE AUTOMOBILE, POLO

TAILGATING IS A CENTURY OLD TRADITION 

POLO TAILGATING

This isn't no Chicago Bears tailgate…it’s better! Pack up as many as your friends or family as you can and park field-side along the East Sideline. Pop open your tailgate and unload your tent, tables, chairs and an artisan-style picnic that Gordan Ramsay would sing praise to. Polo tailgating is a long and favored tradition in the sport and goes as far back as the first car.

LOCATION: East Sideline (click here)

PERFECT FOR: Family Outings and Medium Sized Group Gatherings with Family Friends.

WHAT TO BRING CHECKLIST:

  • Blanket(s) (water resistant recommended)

  • Collapsable Folding Chair(s)

  • Portable Cooler(s)

  • Cold Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Available for Purchase Onsite)

  • Sunscreen

  • Baseball Cap or Large Sun Hat

  • Comfortable Shoes

  • Large Picnic (Food Available for Purchase On West Sideline)

  • Camera and/or Binoculars

  • SCORE Magazine Polo Primer (Pick-up Upon Check-in)

  • Staked Umbrellas or Tent (no bigger than 10'x10'

NOT PERMITTED: Outside Alcohol, Open Flame Grills, Tents or Umbrellas (No Larger than 10'x10'), and Inappropriate Attire

TAILGATE AMENITIES:

  • More privacy and freedom to create your own polo-themed experience

  • Fieldside parking

  • Mobile restroom access (north end)

  • Access to onsite beverage cart

  • Food and merchandise vendor access on West Sideline

  • Standard Market Picnic Pick-up available

  • Tailgate Contest...must stay for entire match

TAILGATE RULES:

  • Tailgating is on the East Sideline and farm from the main bar and food vendors. It is highly encourage to pack a picnic

  • Please be conscious of your area and that you are not obstructing or interfering with someone else's tailgating area

  • Spectators MUST seat themselves behind the Warning Sign or spectator line on the grass while polo is in play

  • No Littering, please keep your area clean and pick-up after yourself (trash cans are available)

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all time and in the company of its owner

  • Please smoke in an area that does not affect your neighboring tailgaters

  • Throwing objects are permitted, but MUST not be used when polo is in play

  • Guests of a Tailgate MUST park at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel (2301 York Rd.) and be shuttled to the polo grounds) if they are not hitching a ride in the tailgate car.

  • Please DO NOT arrive later than 2:30 PM to avoid delays from polo activities

  • Tailgaters are permitted to between Chukkers or in the event of an emergency

FIELDSIDE PARKING

Apart from group hospitality packages, Tailgating is the only other ticket offer that allows you to park and have access to your vehicle during the event.

POLO ACTION

In polo, you tailgate along side the field! This gives you and your guests a clear view of the field an on-field polo action as it thunders past you.

FLEXIBILITY

Tailgating offers guests the flexibility to create and customize their own polo experience and environment, including food, decor, attire, etc.

ULTIMATE PICNIC

Tailgating gives you the space to layout an impressive culinary spread. Whip out that cookbook and fix-up some delicious treats that you have been dining to try.

PACK THEM IN!

A Tailgate ticket is per spot, which means you can pack as many friends and family members as you can in your car, or rent a van to squeeze in those extra few people.

BEST TAILGATE

Polo's tailgating tradition runs deep and we want to award you for your effort. Show us your best polo-themed tailgate, from food, to attire to the car your road in with.

TAILGATING PHOTOS