Professional Sports Teams in Ibaraki

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The sports teams in Ibaraki Prefecture include the following

Soccer

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

Basketball

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.

Baseball

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.

Volleyball

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.

Stadiums/Arenas

Noble Home Stadium Mito

Noble Home Stadium Mito is a baseball stadium located in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. In the past, it has hosted official professional baseball games. Currently, the Ibaraki Astr …

Yama-Shin Swimming Arena

Yamashin Swimming Arena is a swimming pool and skating rink facility in the Kasamatsu Sports Park in Ibaraki Prefecture. It is the main swimming pool in the summer and a skating ri …

Ibaraki Budokan

Ibaraki Budokan is a martial arts center located in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. It is located in the Horihara Athletic Park, where there is a bronze statue of the local Yokozuna …

K's Denki Stadium Mito

K's Denki Stadium Mito is an athletic/soccer stadium located in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and is home to the Mito Hollyhock, J-League team. Getting to the Stadium The nearest …

Lily Arena Mito

Lily Arena MITO is a gymnasium located in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. It sometimes hosts home games of the Ibaraki Robots of the B League. Getting to the Stadium The nearest sta …


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