Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:41

Big Lawn Party Hits Saratoga Polo Fields for Memorial Day Weekend

By Chelsea DiSchiano | Entertainment

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga’s first Big Lawn Party, filled with barbecue, live music, beer garden and lawn games, will take place this Sunday at the Saratoga Polo fields.

The event, set to take place this Sunday, May 26 from noon-4 p.m., is described by North American Sport Group’s Jared Benton as a “pre-Dave” party, giving area residents a place to eat and hang out before heading to the highly anticipated Dave Matthews show at SPAC this weekend. 

“This is the first lawn party, and we’re looking at it as a pre-party for people seeing Dave Matthews,” Benton said. “We’re also going to have 10 buses run a service from seven hotels in the area.”

The event is being put on by North American Sport Group (NASG) in an effort to bring awareness of their organization to the Saratoga Springs area. NASG is based out of Denver with an office in Saratoga, and the group puts on hundreds of regional and national tournaments in soccer, football, lacrosse and basketball. 

“We have events all over the country—our next event is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and we have a couple hundred teams signed up for that,” Benton said. “Each event is a little different, and we’re affiliated with organizations like FIFA soccer and some of our tournaments are national qualifiers.”

The group hosts events throughout the country, such as Hoop It Up 3x3 Basketball, Kick It 3v3 Soccer, Let It Fly Flag Football, Sticks Up Lacrosse and The USA Sports Festivals. 

“After our [New Mexico] event, next month we’re having our three versus three soccer event in Washington, D.C.,” Benton said. 

Benton said NASG is “looking to bring the sport aspect to this area,” hoping to host more athletic events.

“This party was an idea for a way to get our name out there and get people aware of our organization, for the most part,” Benton said. 

The party will take place at Saratoga Polo Fields, located at 2 Bloomfield Road in

Greenfield Center, from noon—4 p.m. May 26 with an entry fee of $20 for each car. 

To learn more details about the Big Lawn Party, call (518) 232-5888 or visit 

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