After the successful first iteration of the Tournament, this year’s Rovinj Beach Polo Cup brings numerous new features. This year, for the first time, citizens and guests of Rovinj will be able to follow the Tournament matches – with an entertainment programme during the breaks – from the spectator zone in the polo arena. Since the number of registered polo teams has increased to as many as six teams with players from all over the world, the number of matches will be increased as well.
This year’s polo comes with a rich entertainment programme, particularly in the evenings, when the main star will be the Ex Spandau Ballet singer, Tony Hadley, who will perform a concert in EX TDR. There will also be a polo parade from the arena to the town centre this year, while the best restaurants in Rovinj will offer a special menu dedicated to the event.
According to the president of the organisational committee of the Beach Polo Tournament, Uwe Zimmerman, Rovinj has already been recognised as a luxury destination; it has the necessary infrastructure and capacity to host a tournament of that royal sport. “This is a festival of sports, elegance, beauty, history, entertainment and networking that will bring unforgettable sports and entertainment moments, but also promote polo as a new sport in the region. Rovinj Beach Polo is a high-level event played by top international teams whose matches are followed by supporters from all over the world. This year we wish to additionally increase the quality by improving the quality of the field, adding two more teams, increasing the number of female players and open the doors to a greater number of spectators. We will repeat the last year’s procession of all participants to the town centre, as well as the great evening entertainment”, said Zimmerman.
Rovinj Beach Polo Cup places Rovinj and Croatia alongside top polo destinations such as Dubai, New York and Miami, contributing significantly to the recognisability of Rovinj as a luxury and elite destination. At the same time, the event results in an increase in the number of overnight stays in the period preceding the high season in accommodation facilities of the highest category – four-star and five-star hotels – and brings a great number of celebrities from Croatia and abroad to Rovinj.
By organising this international event, the Adris Group and Maistra once again confirmed their permanent orientation towards developing top-quality tourism in Rovinj. “With strategic planning and continuous investment that will have reached 6130million Euro by 2019, the Adris Group and Maistra have enabled the conditions for organising and holding the most demanding sports and cultural events. Our aim is to position Rovinj as a desirable tourist destination in global tourism – particularly with regard to the organisation of top-quality sports events – and Maistra as the leading tourist company in Croatia. It is our pleasure to host Beach Polo Cup in Rovinj and to warmly greet all fans of polo this year as well”, said Tomislav Popović, member of the Management Board of the Adris Group and the president of the Management Board of Maistra.