Basic information on professional sports teams in Kyoto

Kyoto is home to Kyoto Sanga F.C. of the J-League and Kyoto Hannaryz of the B-League.

Soccer

Kyoto Sanga F.C

Prefecture Kyoto
Stadium/Arena Sanga Stadium by KYOCERA
Kyoto Sanga F.C. competes in the J-League, J2 division.

Kyoto Sanga FC joined the J-League in 1996 and experienced the disappointment of being relegated to J2 in 2001, but in the following year, 2002, the team finished 5th, their best result of the year, and won the Emperor's Cup, their first big title. Since then, the team has bounced back and forth between J2 and J1, and hasn't played on the J1 stage since 2011.

The new home stadium was completed in 2020. It is a very beautiful football stadium with the team color purple.

Team Information
Team: Kyoto Sanga F.C.
City: Kyoto City, Kyoto
Team Name Origin:
Sangha is a Buddhist term associated with the ancient capital of Kyoto, and means " Comrade" in Sanskrit (an ancient Indian Aryan language).
Year of Joined the J League: 1996
Titles: Emperor's Cup(1)
Highest Ranking: 5th (2002)
The player signed with overseas clubs: Daisuke Matsui, PARK Ji Sung

Basketball

Kyoto Hannaryz

Prefecture Kyoto
Stadium/Arena Hannaryz Arena
Kyoto Hannaryz 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 the 2017-2018 season, they finished second in the West and advanced to the playoffs (B.LEAGUE Championship).
However, they lost to Alvark Tokyo in the first round for the second time in a row and were eliminated.

Kyoto Hannaryz' average attendance per game for the 2018-2019 season is 1,890, which ranks 18th in the league (18 teams).

Team Information
Team: Kyoto Hannaryz
Location: Kyoto
Team Name Origin: The word "han-nari" is a dialect word used mainly in the Kinki region of Japan, expressing an elegant, bright, and glamorous atmosphere, and was named after the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto.
Arena: Hannaryz Arena
Year founded: 2009
Titles: None
Retired numbers: None
Mascot: Hannyarin

Stadiums/Arenas

Wakasa Stadium Kyoto

Wakasa Stadium Kyoto is a baseball stadium located in the Nishikyogoku Sports Park in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Professional baseball teams sometimes hold official games there. …

Hannaryz Arena

The home arena of Kyoto Hannaryz of the B League is Hannaryz Arena, and it is located in the Nishikyogoku Sports Park. In addition to the Hannaryz Arena, there are other stadiums a …

Shimadzu Arena KYOTO

Shimadzu Arena is a venue where the Kyoto Hannaryz of the B-League play their home games and where V-League matches are sometimes held. Getting to the Stadium From JR Kyoto Station …

Takebishi Stadium Kyoto

Takebishi Stadium Kyoto has become an athletic stadium in the Nishikyogoku Sports Park, and is the stadium where Kyoto Sanga F.C. of the J-League sometimes holds official matches. …

Sanga Stadium by KYOCERA

Completed in 2020, Sanga Stadium by KYOCERA is the home of Kyoto Sanga F.C. of the J-League. The Sanga Stadium by KYOCERA is located just off JR Kameoka Station and is easily acces …

News

Grand Opening of Sanga Stadium

In January 2020, Sanga Stadium opened in Kameyama, Kyoto as a new soccer-specific stadium. The inaugural game was Sanga vs. Cerezo Osaka on February 9, 2020, but since then the sta …


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