In July 2016, the San Diego City Council voted 8 to 1 to award a long-term lease for the Polo Fields in Del Mar to Surf Cup Sports. The property has been renamed to Surf Cup Sports Park and renovations have begun. The group has also started long-term event and facility planning with a view to restore the property into the premier youth soccer event facility in the nation, while decreasing the overall impact to the surrounding community.


  • Widened back gate entrance
  • Removed thousands of pounds of machinery left by previous tenant
  • Cleaned and expanded the perimeter fencing
  • Removed non-permitted signage (including polo scoreboard)
  • Continued road improvements
  • Parking improvements
  • Removal of dilapidated barns
  • Started reclaimed water improvement project
  • Addition of traffic signage on property
  • Removal/clean up of machine shop area in back polo fields
  • Relocation/consolidation of storage containers
  • Creation of picnic table parent viewing area
  • Removed 84 dumpsters of trash and leftover junk
  • Removed polo viewing area
  • Removed all equestrian assets from the front facility

We will continue in earnest to improve the facility in order to provide a safe and efficient world-class facility while minimizing our impact to the neighbors, surrounding community, and the environment.