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Brackenridge Park celebrates 125 years with a Homecoming Exhibition Polo Match

Relive the hype of San Antonio’s polo history at this celebratory polo match

SATXtoday: Brackenridge Park Polo Match

Join the Brackenridge Park Conservancy for its Homecoming Exhibition Polo Match on Sunday, May 19.

Photo by Brackenridge Park Conservancy

Did you know Brackenridge Park used to host polo matches?

To celebrate the park’s 125th anniversary, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy will host a Homecoming Exhibition Polo Match on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 7 p.m. This event is happening at the First Tee in Brackenridge Park (915 E. Mulberry Ave.), and will welcome special guests, memorabilia, legacy polo families, and a hat contest.

San Antonio Polo history

In 1920, the newly-formed San Antonio Polo Club (now one of the nation’s oldest polo clubs) was granted permission by the City to prepare a grass polo field at no cost and featured competitions between civilian + military teams that filled the bleachers. The 1930s through the 1940s marked the sport’s popularity in Brackenridge Park attracted large crowds, international fanfare, and top players. The high-level polo talent + matches at Brackenridge Park continued until the late 1980s.

Fun fact: In 1930 Cosimo Lucchese, a local bootmaker, presented the Lucchese Cup to the winner of an annual tournament held in Brackenridge Park.

Want to join the celebration? Tickets and sponsorship tables are now available starting at $20.