Basic Information on Professional Sports Teams in Miyagi

Miyagi Prefecture is home to professional sports teams centered in Sendai, the largest city in the Tohoku region.
Miyagi Prefecture is home to some of the most famous tourist spots in Japan, the most famous of which is Matsushima. Matsushima is easy to get to from Sendai.
In terms of gourmet food, beef tongue is well known.

Baseball

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

Franchise : Miyagi Prefecture
Founded : 2004
Number of league championships : 1
Number of Japan Series championships : 1
Retired number : 77: Senichi Hoshino

Basketball

Sendai 89ERS

The Sendai 89ERS is a member of the B2 of the B-League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

Team Name : Sendai 89ERS
Home Town : Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Origin of the team name : The city of Sendai, the home town of the 89ers, was established as a municipality in 1889 and became an ordinance-designated city in 1989, and the number 89 symbolizes the city.
Year of establishment : 2005
Member of B1 League : 2016-2017 season

Soccer

Vegalta Sendai

Vegalta Sendai is a team in the J1 of the J-League.

Home Town : Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Origin of the team name : Sendai is famous for its Tanabata Festival. The name "Vegalta" is a combination of "Vega", the weaver princess, and "Altair", the star of the Tanabata Festival in Sendai.
Year of joining J League : 1999
Major J1 Titles : None
Highest J1 League Ranking : 2nd (2012)

Stadiums/Arenas

Sekisuiheim Super Arena

Sekisui Heim Super Arena is one of the arenas where the Sendai 89ers of the B-League sometimes play official games, and where concerts by popular artists are held. The arena is loc …

Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi

Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi, the home of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, is close to JR Sendai Station, so it is possible to make a day trip from Tokyo for a day game. As a relati …

Xebio Arena Sendai

Xebio Arena Sendai, the home of the Sendai 89ers, is an arena that also serves as a commercial facility. In addition to sporting events, the arena also hosts concerts. In 2019, KIS …

Bell Sunpia Miyagi

Bell Sunpia Miyagi Izumi is a complex with a hotel, swimming pool, tennis court, golf driving range, and skating rink located in the suburbs of Sendai. It's a bit far from the near …

Yurtec Stadium Sendai

Yurtec Stadium Sendai is the home of Vegalta Sendai. The stadium is close to the nearest train station, so it is best to use public transportation to get there. Getting to the Stad …

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