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.
The 2022 Las Brisas Chicago Polo Invitational is the first tournament of the 12-Goal League in association with the Chicago Polo Association (CPA). Tournament competition begins on July 10th with the Championship match taking place on Sunday, July 17th on Oak Brook Polo Club's Cecil Smith Field. Between 4-6 teams will compete and and set the tone for the 2022 Chicago polo season and early bragging rights. Watch the best teams from Illinois and surrounding states and players in the country compete in what has become the highest rated polo in the Midwest.
In addition to this highly anticipated Championship match, the day will end with a Hot Air Balloon display on the field. Between 3-4 hot air balloons will be inflated and displayed as the sun sets on the Cecil Smith Field giving guests an incredible evening view of these balloons as they light up the field with their burners. Balloons will not lift off, but may ascend 30-50 feet while tethered to the ground. The display and ascension will be determined on whether weather conditions are safe to inflate and display.
- 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
- 6:00-8:00 PM - Hot Air Balloon Display
ACTIVITIES & PERFORMANCES:
- Pre-Match On-Field Land Rover Show
- Best Hat Contest
- Best Tailgate Contest
- On-Field Evening Hot Air Balloon Display
For more event information, please visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com
Date & Time
Sun, Jul 17, 2022 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM