Gladiator Polo 120000 Battle for the Carolinas Returns to TIEC


Mill Spring, NC – September 6, 2017 – Did you enjoy your time at the inaugural match of Gladiator Polo™ at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)? It’s coming back on September 9th! Presented by Coca-Cola®, watch the action from the George H. Morris Arena with activities starting at 6:00 p.m. and the Battle for North Carolina’s Team Charlotte versus Team Asheville kicking off at 8:00 p.m. For prime viewing entertainment, purchase your tickets now to join authentic Argentine Asado buffet for prime viewing from the Legends Club back porch.

The Battle for South Carolina, featuring Team Greenville versus Team Spartanburg has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 16.

Team Charlotte fell to Team Greenville in June and is hoping for a win in this week’s match against Team Asheville. Team Charlotte will wear teal and see the return of Santi Torres, Jared Zenni, and Facundo Obregon, while Team Asheville will be represented by Geronimo Obregon, Jason Crowder, and Costi Caset in purple.

Gladiator Polo™ is returning to TIEC on Saturday, September 9, for the “Battle of North Carolina” featuring Team Charlotte vs. Team Asheville.

The atmosphere is expected to be electric-and the more fans that show out to cheer on their favorite teams, the better the action will be! Veteran force and heartbeat of the inaugural match, Pelon Escapite explained that fans make a world of difference for the players.

“That kind of atmosphere is unbelievable and it makes you want to give it your all on every play. When you’re playing, you’re surrounded by people cheering for you and against you. It’s just a great environment. It was great for the families here and great for the sport,” said Escapite, adding, “You can be up against the boards and all around the arena. It’s right there in front of you and it’s close. It’s like having courtside seats for every game.”

Gladiator Polo™ Manager Gates Gridley is looking forward to an action-packed fall series at TIEC and Tryon Resort.

“Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from fans and players at Tryon’s debut Gladiator Polo™ match in June, it was clear that we needed to expand the sport and give fans more of this modern spin on traditional polo,” said Gridley. “We are excited to bring back the two teams and expand into a full fall series this September.”

Be sure to come out Friday night for a meet and greet with the players at the Silo Bar starting at 7p.m. and get to know the athletes you’ll be cheering on to victory Saturday night! Players will also be available for autographs before Saturday night’s match, from 5:30-6:30p.m. in the Legends Plaza.

For Asado buffet tickets, which include an all-inclusive buffet and cash bar with prime seating overlooking the match, click here!

The winner of The Battle for North Carolina will face the winner of September 16th’s Battle for the Carolinas in the series final on Saturday, September 30.

The Gladiator Polo™ Fall Series is held in conjunction with the six-week Tryon Fall Show Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, which begins on Friday, September 22, and continues through Sunday, October 29.


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