Centennial Challenge | Great Gatsby Day

  • Sun, Jun 26, 2022 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cecil Smith Field

    700 Oak Brook Road
    Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Ticket Price $0.00-$1,600 This event is now over

The 2022 Oak Brook Polo season kicks-off with a celebration of Oak Brook's historic 100th Anniversary since the Club's founding in 1922. The Club's opening Sunday will feature a highly anticipated Chicagoland match-up, pitting the Oak Brook Polo Team, Captained by James Drury, against a local rival. This 6-chukker 12-goal match will give the winning team early bragging rights as the best team in "The Prairie State" until they meet again later in the season. 

To celebrate the Club's 100th Anniversary season, the theme for Sunday's event will be Great Gatsby Day. The Oak Brook Polo Club was founded in the early 1920s and the Great Gatsby is set against the backdrop of the 1920s New York City, a period known as the "Roaring Twenties" for the exhilarating pace set by the rapidly evolving culture and technology. Guests of this Sunday's match are encouraged to appear in 1920s era attire including three-piece suits, flapper dresses, etc. Member of the Ford Model T Club and Classic Car Club of America will be present onsite to display popular vehicles from the 1920s to help add to the theme's ambiance.

Event Schedule

  • 1:00 PM - Gates Open to Public
  • 3:00 PM - On-Field Polo Festivities Begin
  • 3:15 PM - Featured Match Begins
  • 4:00 PM - Halftime Divot Stomp
  • 5:00 PM - Match Ends
  • 5:30 PM - Awards Ceremony


  • Model T Car Show
  • Best Hat Contest
  • Best Tailgate Contest

For more event information, please visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com

Date & Time

Sun, Jun 26, 2022 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue Details

Cecil Smith Field

700 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 Cecil Smith Field
Oak Brook Polo Club

Founded in 1922 by legendary businessman, Paul Butler, the Oak Brook Polo Club is an American Polo treasure and one of the oldest polo clubs in the United States. It was once the sport's epicenter for elite professional polo in the United States and served as home to the U.S. Open Polo Championship for twenty-four seasons and other prestigious international and national polo tournaments. For decades the Club has been a popular Sunday tradition and social scene known for entertaining Hollywood celebrities, dignitaries, royalty and Chicago's distinguished. Today. Beginning in 2022, the Oak Brook Polo Club will return play to the legendary Cecil Smith Field, which is adjacent to the Butler National Golf Course and neighbors the beautiful Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club in beautiful Oak Brook, Illinois. Located 17 miles from Chicago's Loop, the club hosts a number of Sunday polo matches and continues to attract thousands of fascinated spectators who marvel at the athleticism and majesty of this timeless sport.

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