Basic information on professional sports teams in Yamanashi Prefecture

The sports teams in Yamanashi Prefecture include the following

Soccer

Ventforet Kofu (J-League)

Ventforet Kofu competes in the J-League, J2 division.

City: Kofu City, Yamanashi
Team Name Origin:
One of Japan's most famous warlords who was based in Yamanashi Prefecture was Shingen Takeda. The characters written on his banner were wind, forest, fire, and mountain. The name of the club is a combination of the French words "Van" meaning "wind" and "Foret" meaning "forest".
Year of Joined the J League: 1999
Titles: None
Highest Ranking: 13th (2014,2015)

Basketball

Yamanashi Queen Bees (Japan Women's Basketball League)

Stadiums/Arenas

Kose Sports Park Ice Arena

Kose Sports Park Ice Arena is a skating rink located in Kose Sports Park in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. This skating rink opened in September 2000, and has been the venue for …

Nirasaki Central Park Athletic Field

Nirasaki Central Park Athletic Field is located in Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture. The J-League club Vanforre Kofu sometimes practices at this park. According to the official …

JIT Recycle Ink Stadium

JIT Recycle Ink Stadium is the home stadium of the J-League team "Vanforet Kofu." It is an athletic stadium-type soccer stadium located in Kose Sports Park, a large complex with a …

Nissei Minami-Alps Stadium

Nissei Minami-Alps Stadium is an athletic stadium located in Kushigata Sogo Park in Minami-Alps City. It is sometimes used as a training ground for Ventforet Kofu. Getting to the S …

Kai City Shikishima Gymnasium

Kai City Shikishima Gymnasium is a gymnasium located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture. This venue occasionally hosts home games of the Yamanashi Queen Bees, a member of the Women' …


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