Original Article from NorthJersey.com
With the 10th anniversary of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic came a decision to make a popular event move up another notch.
Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris is the host, which tells you this is no ordinary sporting event.
The classic also will feature a performance by Alicia Keys.
The national anthem will be sung by Jordan Fisher from the cast of Broadway smash “Hamilton.”
Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 27 at 3 p.m. General admission is $150, Early Access is $225, and “Rose Garden” (accent on the e in Rose) are $500. Early Access gets you a spot on the first ferry departing from Manhattan to Liberty State Park.
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The match starts at 2 p.m. and Keys performs at 5 p.m. Overall, the event goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If the ticket prices didn’t give it away, this is a high-falutin’ event. Other highlights:
Nacho Figueras, a world-famous polo player, will be co-host while also playing polo alongside his wife Delfina Blaquier. Apparently Nacho plays polo with Prince William and Prince Harry.
Guests will have an opportunity to buy a limited-edition Fendi Bag Charm or a Veuve Clicquot Polo Arrow (if you have to ask how much, you probably can’t afford it. Me neither.).
At the Rose Garden ticket level, you get a gourmet lunch, priority ferry and shuttle access, expedited event entry, and “premium views of the match from an exclusive and beautiful garden setting with open lounge seating, early entry onto the field for the Alicia Keys performance, and a pair of Vuarnet sunglasses.
Veuve Clicquot also will introduce two new champagne offerings, I’m told – and this year beyond the on-site purchase limit of one bottle per person, guests can now purchase two additional glasses of the champagne.
The event supports the Keep a Child Alive charity as well as Friends of Liberty State Park, which is the official beneficiary.
Celebrities who turned up to watch last year included Elizabeth Olsen, Rose Byrne Bobby Cannavale, Coco Rocha, Nicky Hilton, and Tyson Beckford.