Fancy watching a polo match -or just ogling the cute players- while sampling some great Argentinean steak? Gaucho, the luxury Argentine restaurants group, brings international polo to London’s O2 Arena for the first time on 24th February: a fun day out for polo fans and families.
If there is one thing that the Argentineans are really passionate about -apart from football, tango, wines, meat and possibly the Falklands- it has to be polo, which attracts to their country the best players in the world. Now there is a chance for novices to discover it and for existing fans to watch some of the best players in the world, not only in an affordable way and outside the traditional summer season, through this arena polo one-day tournament, but also in a more spectator friendly way.
Arena polo takes place on a reduced size pitch with only three players per team rather than the usual four, creating a fast-paced game, where the crowd is as close to the action as possible …. With simpler rules it is ideal for those new to polo and the perfect opportunity to experience Argentina’s greatest sport venue. For those looking for the full Argentine experience, Gaucho O2, the luxurious three story restaurant opposite the arena, will provide its renowned Argentine steak cuts -possibly the best meat in London (admittedly not cheap, but excellent). Three world-class international matches will be played, culminating in a match between EFG’s England and Camino Real’s Argentina for the Churchill Cup. Additionally, live music, fashion shows, a retail village and food and drink stalls will add to the festival atmosphere. Events will start at 2pm, while the first match will begin at 5pm.
Tickets start at £25 and are on sale through www.ticketmaster.com.