More than 500 watch Oak Brook Polo Club open season

Hot, humid weather didn't prevent an estimated 500-plus people from turning out Sunday for the opening match of the Oak Brook polo season.

"It was touch and go with the weather, but everything went very well," said Angela Baker, managing director and chief marketing officer of Chicago Polo, which is handling operations for the Oak Brook polo season.

The Oak Brook Polo Club opened the season with a 14-11 victory over Oswego-based Arranmore Polo.

Oak Brook privatized polo operations this year, a move made by village officials because of finances. The village provided a subsidy of about $140,000 for polo in 2015 and is providing a $50,000 sponsorship contribution for 2016.

Additional matches for 2016 are scheduled for July 10, July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21 and Sept. 11. Gates open at 1 p.m.; featured matches begin at 3 p.m.

Along with the $10 general admission lawn tickets, options include club guest VIP seating for $40; tailgating, $65; champagne brunch and club seating, $80; and club boxes/tents for 16 guests, $750.

Thirty tailgating spots are available for each match day, and the $65 ticket price includes admission for everyone in a vehicle.

More information about upcoming matches, including the purchase of tickets, is available at http://www.oakbrookpoloclub.com/#!events/n7977.

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