1st Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan
The world has a new polo destination: on September 2013, the Republic of Azerbaijan will host the 1st Arena Polo World Cup.
The three-day tournament takes place at the newly constructed outdoor polo-arena at the Elite Equestrian Centre in Baku. As one of the highlights of the event, a friendly match is scheduled in one of those days between the Azeri team Chovgan and one of the four top teams of the tournament. Chovgan is a reminder of the roots of the original polo sport in Azerbaijan. Only few people know of this connection: The name Chovgan dates back a thousand years ago when in Azerbaijan an archetype of polo used to be played and it is still played now.
The tournament is honored to have the support of Kempinski Hotel Badamdar as the Official Hotel. Organizers, polo players and international guests of the event are expected to stay and experience this prestigious Baku address. The tournament starts on the 5th of September 2013 with a presentation of the teams and sponsors at the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku. In the evening, the international players and invitedguests will be welcomed at the official welcome party also at the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku.