Basic information on professional sports teams in Osaka Prefecture

The sports teams in Osaka Prefecture include the following

Baseball

Orix Buffaloes

The Orix Buffaloes are a member of the Pacific League of Japanese professional baseball.

Location: Osaka
Ballpark: Kyocera Dome Osaka
Year founded: 1936
Management: Orix
Titles:Japan Series(4), Pacific League(12)

Soccer

Gamba Osaka (J-League)

Gamba Osaka competes in the J-League, J1 division. It is one of the 10 teams, the original 10, that have participated in the J-League since its inaugural year in 1993.

City: Suita City, Osaka
Team Name Origin: "Gamba" means "leg" in Italian. The name of the team was chosen because it is also related to the Japanese word "gambaru" (to work hard).
Year of Joined the J League: 1991
Titles: J League(2), J League Cup(2), Emperor's Cup(5), ACL Championship(1)

Cerezo Osaka (J-League)

Cerezo Osaka competes in the J-League, J1 division.

City: Osaka City, Osaka
Team Name Origin: The name "Cerezo" means cherry blossom in Spanish. Like the cherry blossom, the national flower of Japan, the name expresses the hope that the team will grow to represent Japan. .
Year of Joined the J League: 1995
Titles: J League Cup(1), Emperor's Cup(1)
Highest Ranking: 3rd (2010, 2017)

Rugby

NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes Osaka (Division 1 of JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE)

NTT DOCOMO Red Hurricanes Osaka is a member of Division 1 of JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE.

Home Town : Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Year of establishment : 1994

Hanazono Kintetsu Liners (Division 2 of JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE)

Hanazono Kintetsu Liners are a Division 2 team in Japan Rugby League One.

Home town : Higashi Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Year of foundation : 1929
Titles : Japan Championship 3 times (1966, 1967, 1974)

Basketball

Osaka Evessa (B-League)

Osaka Evessa is a team in the B1 of the B-League (Japan Professional Basketball League).

Location: Osaka
Team Name Origin: There are seven gods called the Seven Lucky Gods. Ebisu-sama, one of them, is also worshipped as the god of business prosperity, and was named with the meaning of energizing Osaka, a city known for its humanity, laughter, and commerce.
Arena: Ookini Arena Maishima
Year founded: 2005

Volleyball

Suntory Sunbirds(V-League)
Panasonic Panthers(V-League)
Sakai Blazers(V-League)

JT Marvelous (V-League Women)

Stadiums/Arenas

Edion Arena Osaka

Edion Arena Osaka is a gymnasium located in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The venue hosts the September Grand Sumo Tournament, as well as other events such as boxing world title ma …

Kyocera Dome Osaka

The Kyocera Dome Osaka is the home of the Orix Buffaloes, a professional baseball team. It is also the stadium where the Hanshin Tigers host their regular-season games sometimes. G …

N4 Stadium (Nakanoshima Beach)

N4 Stadium Nakanoshima Beach is a beach volleyball tournament venue in Osaka City. It has hosted the Beach Volleyball World Tour and other events. Getting to the Stadium Watanabeba …

Ookini Arena Maishima

Ookini Arena Maishima is a multi-purpose arena located in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. It is the home of Evessa Osaka of the B League. In addition to the Ookini Arena Maishima, th …


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