WHAT TO BRING
On our General Admission side, there is tiered seating built into the grass berm providing a place to sit, however, to make things even more comfortable, bring a blanket and/or chairs to "set up camp" and enjoy the exciting polo match. Concessions (including wine and beer for adults) are provided by Friends of Franklin Parks on-site. Click here to find out more about General Admission seating!
WHAT TO WEAR
Believe it or not, polo can be extravagant and elite, or informal and laid-back. Many people envision polo as the Kentucky Derby or a scene from Pretty Woman where ladies don their beautiful dresses and elaborate hats. We at Franklin Polo Academy encourage our guests to dress comfortably and dress appropriately according to the weather conditions. A warning to the ladies, we recommend flat heeled shoes as both sides of the arena are grass berms. Our matches are family friendly and we encourage guests to support your favorite team by sporting their colors.
If you're on our VIP Cabana side, chairs will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring a blanket to lay in the grass in front of your tent. We now allow our cabana hosts to bring their own food, however, we DO NOT allow any outside alcohol! There is a bar stocked with beer, wine, and liquor for VIP guests. Click here to find out more about VIP Cabanas!
WHAT TO WATCH FOR/SAFETY
As in any sport, there are factors you have to be mindful of as a spectator. Balls may often be miss hit or unintentionally deflected and fly into the crowd. The horses and players will get up close to the walls of the arena, please refrain from leaning or sitting on the walls. It’s up to the spectators to be aware of what’s happening around them to keep the game safe and enjoyable. As appealing as it may be to visit our wonderful polo horses, please be respectful of the restricted designated horse/trainer/groom only areas. For those rogue polo balls that escape the arena, whoever fetches and returns them to the scoreboard tower will receive a prize!
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Dogs are allowed but MUST behave calmly around horses.
To those of age that plan to consume alcoholic beverages, please do not forget your ID.