Internationally recognized professional polo player and world-renowned model Nacho Figueras will play competitive polo at Empire Polo Club in February 2016. Nacho Figueras will be the Team Captain of the Piocho Ranch Polo Team slated to compete against several other teams in Empire’s 8-Goal League.
Spectators will have the opportunity to watch Nacho in action, doing what he loves to do best, play polo. Nacho’s game schedule will be posted on www.EmpirePolo.com and updated weekly during the month of February.
“I’m thrilled that Nacho will be joining us this winter,” said Alex Haagen, III, owner of Empire Polo Club. “Nacho has done more than any other player to promote and grow the sport of polo. He’s also given generously of his time and support to hundreds of charities over the years. We’re honored he’s chosen to play at Empire Polo Club this season.”
Nacho Figueras may be best known internationally as the face of Ralph Lauren’s line of Polo fragrances. According to Conan O’Brien, “he’s one of the greatest polo players in the world.” Oprah Winfrey calls him “one of the most handsome men in the world,” while Lara Logan of 60 Minutes describes him as “the game’s greatest ambassador.”
“The success I have had modeling has given me more fame and publicity than polo has,” Figueras confesses. “So I am trying to use that publicity as a platform from which to promote the game I love so much, to make it more accessible to the general public.”
Sunday Polo games are scheduled every week from January 3rd through April 3rd, 2016. The polo club will be closed on Sunday, January 17th and again on Sunday, March 6th, 2016.
General Admission is FREE with a $10 parking fee for all Sunday afternoon polo games. Tailgaters are welcome; space along the sidelines is available on a first come, first served basis. Bleacher seating is also available in the General Admission area. Spectators are welcome to bring their own food and beverages into the General Admission area. Food and beverage service is also available for purchase.
VIP Admission is $25 per person and includes parking, VIP seating and a complimentary Champagne Divot Stomp. The VIP seating area is located in front of the Olympic-peaked tents on the west side of the main polo field and offers field-side covered seating.
Reservations for VIP seating are highly recommended. Food and beverage service is available onsite during the Sunday matches. No outside food or beverages are allowed into the VIP area. For VIP reservations or group rates please call 760-393-7298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entrance for Sunday Polo games at Empire Polo Club is on Ave. 50 between Madison St. and Monroe St.
From Interstate 10 take the Monroe St. exit. Head south on Monroe St. Take a right on Ave. 50 and you will see the Empire entrance gates on the left side of the road. Use the middle gate for tailgating access and General Admission parking. If you are a cabana holder, have VIP reservations for a table or if you are part of a group with reservations, use the third gate to access the VIP parking area.
Empire Polo Club
81-800 Ave 51
Indio, CA 92201
General Information Tel. 760-393-7298
VIP Reservations Tel. 760-393-7298
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