Basic information on sports teams in Yamagata Prefecture

Sports teams in Yamagata Prefecture include the following

Basketball

Yamagata Wyvans

Yamagata Wyvanz is a member of the B2 of the B-League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

Team Name : Yamagata Wyevans
Home Town : Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture
Origin of the team name : The team was named after the legendary dragon, Wyvern, by a public vote.
Year of establishment : 2013
Member of B1 League : None

Soccer

Montedio Yamagata

Montedio Yamagata is a team in the J2 of the J-League.
They have won the J2 Fair Play Award two years in a row, in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Team : Montedio Yamagata
Home Town : Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, etc.
Origin of the team name : The team name is a combination of the Italian words "Monte" meaning "mountain" and "Dio" meaning "God".
Year of J League membership : 1999
Major Titles : None
Time in J1 League : 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015

Stadiums/Arenas

Yamagata Big Wing

Yamagata Big Wing is a convention hall in Yamagata City. The area is only a 5-minute drive from the Yamagata City Sports Center. Professional wrestling is sometimes held at this ve …

Tendo Sports Center General Gymnasium

Tendo City Sports Center General Gymnasium is where the Yamagata Wyverns of the B-League play their official games. In addition to the gymnasium, there is also a baseball field whe …


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