The sports teams in Ibaraki Prefecture include the following
Kashima Antlers (J-League)
Kashima Antlers is a team in the J1 of the J-League.
Team Name : Kashima Antlers
Home Town : Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Origin of the team's name : The team was named after the deer of Kashima Jingu Shrine, the English form of the word Antlers.
Year of J League membership : 1991
Major J1 titles : 8 league titles, 6 cup titles, 5 Emperor's Cup titles, 1 ACL title
Highest J1 League Ranking : 1st (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016)
Mito Hollyhock (J-League)
Mito Hollyhock is a team in the J2 of the J-League.
Team name : Mito Hollyhock
Home town : Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Origin of the team name : Mito was one of the most prestigious clans in the Edo period, when the Tokugawa Shogunate was at its peak. The name of the team is Hollyhock, which means hollyhock in English, the family crest of the Mito clan.
Year of J League membership : 2000
Major titles : None
Highest J2 League Ranking : 7th (2019)
J1 League membership : None
Ibaraki Robots (B League)
The Ibaraki Robots are a member of the B1 of the B-League (Japan Professional Basketball League).
Team Name : Ibaraki Robots
Home Town : Mito City and Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Origin of team name : The team was named after Tsukuba City, which is a city of robots.
Year of establishment : 2013
B1 League membership : 2021-2022
Hitachi High-Tech Cougars(WJBL)
The Hitachi High-Tech Cougars are a women's basketball team based in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and are a member of the WJBL.
Ibaraki Astroplanets (BC League)
The Ibaraki Astroplanets are a team in the BC League, an independent league.
As of 2021, they have not won any titles.
Team Name : Ibaraki Astroplanets
Home Town : All of Ibaraki Prefecture
Origin of the team name : The team name is based on the Tsukuba Space Center, which is located in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Hitachi Rivale (V.LEAGUE)
Hitachi Rivale is a women's volleyball team that belongs to the V1 League.
The team is based in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture.