Fukuoka-shi Travel Guide

Sports

Fukuoka is the home of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, one of Japan's top professional baseball teams. Threatened with bankruptcy and forced by its creditors to restructure, in 2004 former owner Daiei sold the Hawks to Softbank Capital.

Fukuoka is home to a professional football team, Avispa Fukuoka.

Annual sporting events include:

The All Japan Judo Category Championships is held in early April.
The Kyushu Ekiden, beginning in Nagasaki and ending in Fukuoka, the world's longest relay race, held in October.
The November tournament of professional Sumo is held at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championships, with start/finish at Heiwadai Athletic Stadium, held on the 1st Sunday of December.

Fukuoka has hosted the following sporting events.

Fukuoka International Women's Judo Championships from 1983 to 2006.
Sports teams and facilities


source: Wikipedia

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