Basic information on professional sports teams in Aichi Prefecture

Baseball

Chunichi Dragons (Professional Baseball)

Chunichi Dragons are a member of the Central League of professional baseball in Japan.

After winning the Japan championship in 1954, the Chunichi Dragons went on to win the league championship, but did not win the Japan championship. Then came 2007. Under manager Ochiai, the Chunichi Dragons won the Central League for the second year in a row. On to the Japan Series. The Chunichi Dragons advanced to the Japan Series for the second year in a row, following 2006. Their opponent was the Nippon-Ham Fighters, whom they had defeated in the 2006 Japan Series. In Game 5, with the championship on the line, Yamai pitched a historically good game, winning a perfect game in the 8th inning. And in the last inning, Iwase, the holding pitcher, struck out three to win the long-awaited Japan championship.

It's been 53 years since Chunichi Dragons won the Japan Championship.

Team Name : Chunichi Dragons
Franchise : Aichi, Japan
Home Stadium : Nagoya Dome
Founded : 1936
League Championship : 9 times
Japan Series Championship : 2 times (1954, 2007)

Soccer

Nagoya Grampus (J League)

Nagoya Grampus is a team in the J1 of the J-League.
It is one of the original 10 teams that have participated in the J-League since its inaugural year in 1993.

Nagoya Grampus was led by world-renowned coach Arsene Wenger for two seasons in 1995 and 1996, and although they lost the championship to Kashima Antlers in 1996, they won the league championship as an alternative to the championship, as well as the top two teams in the league and the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup. The top two teams in the league and the top two teams in the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup won the Suntory Cup Championship Final.

Nagoya's long awaited victory in J1 came in 2010.
The 2010 season was Stojkovic's third year in charge. In 2010, the third year of Stojkovic's reign, Nagoya enjoyed a historic season of dominating victories, finally winning their first championship in their 18th year in the J-League.

In the 2021 season, all games will be held at Toyota Stadium.

Team Name : Nagoya Grampus Eight
Home Town : Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Home Stadium : Toyota Stadium 
Origin of Team Name : The symbol of Nagoya is the orca. Grampus, which means "orca" in English, became the name of the club.
Year of J League membership : 1991
Titles : 1 League, 2 Emperor's Cup, 1 Suntory Cup Champion Final

Basketball

San-En Neo-Phoenix (B League)

San-En Neo-Phoenix is a team in the B1 of the B-League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

As of 2021, they have never won a B-League title.
In the 2016-2017 season, they finished second in the middle division and advanced to the playoffs (B.LEAGUE Championship).
However, they lost to Albulk Tokyo in the first round for the second time in a row and were eliminated.
The team has won three championships in the BJ League, the league before the B.League started.

The average attendance per game for the 2018-2019 season for San-En Neo-Phoenix is 2,417, which ranks 15th in the league (18 teams).

Team Name : San-En Neo-Phoenix
Home Town : Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture
Home Arena : Toyohashi City General Gymnasium
Origin of the team name : Before the opening of the B-League, the Hamamatsu Higashi Mikawa Phoenix was a member of the BJ League and became the Santo Neo Phoenix.
The "neo" in "Neo-Phoenix" means "new" in Greek.
The name "Neo" in "Neo-Phoenix" means "new" in Greek, and the team was named with the meaning that it will be flying strongly like a phoenix in the new era of basketball.
Year of establishment : 1965
Club mascot : Dunker
Retired number: 3 Masahiro Oguchi 
Titles : Bj league championship : 3 times

Seahorse Mikawa (B League)

Seahorse Mikawa is a member of the B1 of the B-League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

As of 2021, they have never won the B-League title.
The predecessor of Seahorses Mikawa was Aisin Seiki, and it was one of the leading teams in Japanese basketball. The team has won the All Japan Basketball Championship (Emperor's Cup) nine times, including four consecutive titles twice.

Seahorses Mikawa's average attendance per game for the 2018-2019 season was 2,738, ranking 12th in the league (18th team).

Team Name : Seahorse Mikawa
Home Town : Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture
Home Arena : Wing Arena Kariya
Origin of Team Name : Seahorse, meaning seahorse in English, is the name of the team.
Year of establishment : 1947
Club mascot : Seahorse-kun
Retired number: : None
Titles : Emperor's Cup championship 9 times, JBL Super League championship 2 times, NBL championship 1 time, JBL championship 3 times

Nagoya Diamond Dolphins (B League)

Nagoya Diamond Dolphins are a team in the B1 of the B League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

As of 2021, they have never won a B-League title.
In both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons, they finished second in their region and advanced to the playoffs (B.LEAGUE Championship).
However, in both cases, they were eliminated in the first round.
The Diamond Dolphins have won the Emperor's Cup twice (1990 and 1991) during the era of Mitsubishi Electric, the predecessor of the Diamond Dolphins.

The Nagoya Diamond Dolphins' average attendance per game for the 2018-2019 season was 2,710, ranking 13th in the league (18 teams).

Team Name : Nagoya Diamond Dolphins
Home Town : Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Home Arena : Dolphins Arena
Origin of the team name : The team was named to express the meaning of running on the court like a dolphin swimming in the water and shining strongly like a diamond.
Year of establishment : 1950
Club mascot : Dee Dee
Retired number: : None
Titles : Emperor's Cup Winner 2 times

F Eagles Nagoya (B League)

F Eagles Nagoya is a member of B2 of the B League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

As of 2021, the team has not been promoted to B1.

F Eagles Nagoya's average attendance per game in the 2018-2019 season (B2) was 1,337, ranking 10th in the league (18th team).

Team Name : Fighting Eagles Nagoya
Home Town : Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Home Arena : Biwajima Sports Center, Nagoya City 
Origin of the team name : The team was named after the eagle, a symbol of strength, and the desire to always win the battle.
Year of establishment : 1957
Club Mascot : Reed-kun

Stadiums/Arenas

Nippon Gaishi Arena

Nippon Gaishi Arena is a swimming pool in summer and an ice skating rink in winter, located in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It is located across the street from the NGK Hall (Nag …

Vantelin Dome Nagoya

Nagoya Dome is the home of the Chunichi Dragons, a professional baseball team. It is also used as a concert venue. Getting to the Stadium From Sakae Station From Sakae Station, tak …

Nippon Gaishi Hall

Nippon Gaishi Hall(Nagoya City General Gymnasium) is an arena with a capacity of 10,000 spectators located in Nagoya City. It is used for both professional and amateur sporting eve …

Toyohashi Stadium

Toyohashi Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Toyohashi Park. Although it has not hosted any official professional baseball games in recent years, it did host a few games in t …


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