In all countries there are great cathedrals that stand out for their architecture. They are monumental buildings that, apart from the religious question, have a special attraction that catches eyes.
But in the City of Buenos Aires there is a different “cathedral” and specialists say it is unique on the planet. It is in the neighborhood of Palermo and was inaugurated on October 27, 1928. It has no domes, imposing stained glass or heavy bells. It is a work that measures 275 meters long by 146 wide and the magic is in a large folder of green grass: it is the number 1 field of the Argentine Polo Field, which is universally known, as “The Polo Cathedral World”.
The Argentine Polo Field is owned by the National State and its use and maintenance is in charge of the Argentine Polo Association. Its stands have a capacity for 12,000 people.
The grass that covers the field is of the Tifton variety, created in Georgia, United States. Its characteristics say that it is fast growing, its leaves are medium thick and very intense green, they recover quickly even after heavy rain and also in case of excessive trampling. They claim that on that floor one can make any maneuver with the horse that the animal will never fall for a slip.