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Over 2,000 free tickets for this summer's MINT Polo in the Park are once again available to local residents.

For the third year in a row, polo comes to Hurlingham Park from Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5 and will see some of the world’s leading polo players charging around Hurlingham Park on horseback.

Through a deal with the tournament organiser, and to mark the forthcoming Olympic Games, the council has 2,012 tickets to give to Fulham residents through a free ticket ballot.

Last year’s competition was voted the best sporting event in the capital and was also named Sport Attraction of the Year at the prestigious London Lifestyle Awards.

Greg Smith, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, says:
" Polo in the Park is hugely popular with local residents who enjoy seeing such a high-profile event taking place on their doorstep. Make sure that you apply for your free tickets so that you can be a part of the action."


Once again, grandstands will be temporarily erected in Hurlingham Park for the event so that spectators, including polo enthusiasts and those new to the sport, can watch the action over the three day period.

The first two polo events saw the council negotiate a raft of improvements from the organisers. These included improved quality pitches and sports equipment for schools and groups using the park. This year, the organisers will be improving irrigation in the park. An enhanced maintenance and reinstatement ground works programme will also take place pre and post event which includes reducing ground compaction, seeding and fertilisation.

There will also be a programme of discover polo days and a competition for Borough school children to learn about the sport and the polo heritage of Hurlingham Park.

To find out how to apply for tickets visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/polo. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday May 16.

 

 





 

 

May 12, 2011

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