Basic information on professional sports teams in Toyama Prefecture

The sports teams in Toyama Prefecture include the following

Basketball

Toyama Grouses (B-League)

Toyama Grouses are a member of the B1 of the B League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

As of 2021, they have never won a B-League title.
In the 2018-2019 season, they finished eighth overall and advanced to the playoffs (B.LEAGUE Championship) with a wild card given to the seventh and eighth place finishers.
However, they lost two straight games to Chiba in the first round and were eliminated.

Toyama Grouses' average attendance per game for the 2018-2019 season is 3,121, which ranks 9th in the league (18 teams).

Soccer

Kataller Toyama (J League)

Kataller Toyama is a team in the J3 of the J-League.

City: Toyama City, Toyama
Team Name Origin:
It was named after Kataller, which means "to sing" in Italian, arranged in the Toyama dialect of "win(Katare).
Year of Joined the J League: 2009
Titles: None
J1: None
J2: 2009-2014

Baseball

Toyama Thunderbirds (BC League)

The Toyama Thunderbirds are a member of the Baseball Challenge League (BC League), an independent professional baseball league.
The highest professional baseball league in Japan is the NPB, and although it is a different league from the NPB, it is a league in which players are sometimes selected through the NPB draft and other means, and in which NPB players sometimes join.

Stadiums/Arenas

Alpen Stadium

Alpine Stadium is the stadium where the BC League's Toyama Thunderbirds play their home games. The stadium has often hosted professional baseball games, most notably in 1999, when …

Gofuku Baseball Stadium

Gofuku Baseball Stadium is the stadium where the BC League's Toyama Thunderbirds play their home games. Getting to the Stadium Gofuku Baseball Stadium is conveniently accessible by …

Toyama City Gymnasium

Toyama City Gymnasium is located in the Fugan Canal Park and is the home arena of Toyama Grouses of the B League. Getting to the Stadium Toyama City Gymnasium is located about 500 …

Toyama Stadium

Toyama Stadium is a track and field stadium located in Toyama Prefectural Sports Park, home to the J-League team "Kataller Toyama." Getting to the Stadium Get to JR Toyama Station …


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