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2013 Season Fixtures

Posted by stefanole on 2009/04/07

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2013 Sanfrecce fixtures: –>

J1 / Table and results
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup (J League Cup) / Tables and results (Sanfrecce will enter at the QF stage)
Emperor’s Cup / results
Asian Champions League / Results and tables (Sanfrecce are in Group G)

Home fixtures in bold, Nabisco Cup in green, Emperor’s Cup in red, Asian Champions League (ACL) in purple, Japanese National Team in blue.

All home fixtures are at the Big Arch (now the “Edion Stadium Hiroshima”, エディオンスタジアム広島) unless otherwise noted. Kick-off times for the second half of the season are decided later in the season; similarly the draw for the Emperor’s Cup is not made until later in the season. All times are JST.

[J Super Cup] 2013-02-23 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 Kashiwa Reysol

[ACL, Group G, Round 1] 2013-02-27 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-2 Bunyodkor (UZB) @ 1900
[J League Division 1, Round 1] 2013-03-02 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Urawa Reds @ 1400
[J1___R2] 2013-03-09 Alibirex Niigata 1-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[ACL G 2] 2013-03-13 Beijing Guoan (CHN) 2-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1___R3] 2013-03-17 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-0 Kashima Antlers
[IFRIEND] 2013-03-22 Japan 2-1 Canada @ Khalifa Int’l, Qatar
[FIFAWCQ] 2013-03-26 Jordan 2-1 Japan
[J1___R4] 2013-03-30 Shimizu S-Pulse 0-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima

[ACL G 3] 2013-04-02 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-1 Pohang Steelers (ROK)
[J1___R5] 2013-04-06 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-3 Yokohama F. Marinos
[ACL G 4] 2013-04-10 Pohang Steelers (ROK) 1-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1___R6] 2013-04-14 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 Sagan Tosu
[J1___R7] 2013-04-20 Jubilo Iwata 0-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[ACL G 5] 2013-04-23 Bunyodkor (UZB) 0-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1___R8] 2013-04-27 Nagoya Grampus 1-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[ACL G 6] 2013-04-30 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-0 Beijing Guoan

[J1__R10] 2013-05-06 Omiya Ardija 2-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1__R11] 2013-05-11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 Oita Trinita
[J1__R12] 2013-05-18 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 5-1 Ventforet Kofu
[J1__R13] 2013-05-25 Shonan Bellmare 0-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1__R9*] 2013-05-29 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-0 Kashiwa Reysol

[FIFAWCQ] 2013-06-04 Japan 1-1 Australia
[FIFAWCQ] 2013-06-11 Iraq 0-1 Japan
[CONFEDA] 2013-06-15 Brazil 3-0 Japan @ Estadio Nacional (Brazilia, Brazil)
[CONFEDA] 2013-06-19 Italy 4-3 Japan @ Arena Pemambuco (Recife, Brazil)
[CONFEDA] 2013-06-22 Japan 1-2 Mexico @ Estadio Mineirao (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
[YNC QF1] 2013-06-23 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Kashiwa Reysol
[YNC QF2] 2013-06-30 Kashiwa Reysol 0-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima

[J1__R14] 2013-07-06 FC Tokyo 0-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1__R15] 2013-07-10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4-2 Kawasaki Frontale
[J1__R16] 2013-07-13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 Cerezo Osaka
[J1__R17] 2013-07-17 Vegalta Sendai 0-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[EAFFCUP] 2013-07-20 Japan 3-3 China
[EAFFCUP] 2013-07-24 Japan 3-2 Australia
[EAFFCUP] 2013-07-28 Japan 2-1 Korea
[J1__R18] 2013-07-31 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-1 Omiya Ardija

[J1__R19] 2013-08-03 Urawa Reds 3-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1__R20] 2013-08-10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Jubilo Iwata @ 1900
[IFRIEND] 2013-08-14 Japan v Uruguay
[J1_R21*] 2013-08-17 Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Nagoya Grampus @ 1900 (*will be rearranged if Sanfrecce progress to ACL knockout stages)
[J1__R22] 2013-08-24 Oita Trinita v Sanfrecce Hiroshima @ 1900
[J1__R23] 2013-08-28 Ventforet Kofu v Sanfrecce Hiroshima @ 1900
[J1__R24] 2013-08-31 Sanfrecce Hiroshima v FC Tokyo @ 1900

[J1_R25*] 2013-09-14 Kawasaki Frontale v Sanfrecce Hiroshima (*will be rearranged if Sanfrecce progress in ACL)
[J1_R26*] 2013-09-21 Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Albirex Niigata (*will be rearranged if Sanfrecce progress in ACL)
[J1_R27*] 2013-09-28 Sagan Tosu v Sanfrecce Hiroshima (*will be rearranged if Sanfrecce progress in ACL)

[J1_R28*] 2013-10-05 Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Shimizu S-Pulse (*will be rearranged if Sanfrecce progress in ACL)
[J1__R29] 2013-10-19 Yokohama F. Marinos v Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1R30*+] 2013-10-27 Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Vegalta Sendai (*will be rearranged if Sanfrecce progress in ACL) (+venue TBD)

[J1_R31*] 2013-11-10 Kashiwa Reysol v Sanfrecce Hiroshima (*will be rearranged if Sanfrecce progress in ACL)
[J1__R32] 2013-11-23 Cerezo Osaka v Sanfrecce Hiroshima
[J1__R33] 2013-11-30 Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Shonan Bellmare

[J1__R34] 2013-12-07 Kashima Antlers v Sanfrecce Hiroshima


10 Responses to “2013 Season Fixtures”

  1. Curt B said

    Big win, too bad it wasn’t a league game.
    If they can take at least a point in Iwata this weekend – they are through for sure.

  2. Jay said

    Was just wondering if you’re coming to Kobe for the game on the 15th. If yes, maybe we can meet for a beer or something…

    And, if you are interested in attending a footy “summit” some of the English bloggers are having at the end of the season, please send me your email address and I’ll get the details to you.

    La Famiglia di Kobe

  3. David said

    Asian Champions League, I hope to see lots of supporters making the trip to Adelaide!

  4. Did the famously low crowds at Hiroshima improve as last season progressed?

  5. stefanole said

    Are you an undercover Urawa fan? 😛

    Sanfrecce had the 12th highest attendance in J1 last season. The average was improved by increased interest as it became clear that Sanfrecce were playing some of the most attractive football in the J. League last season.

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  7. Chris Burke said


    it looks like I’ll be lucky enough to be in Hiroshima in August for the home game against Nagoya and, if possible, I’d love to go along and watch. I’ve been to see league football in all sorts of places around the world and would really like to add a J-League match to that list. If possible, could you give me some pointers on the best way to get hold of tickets? I’ll only be arriving in Hiroshima on the day of the game so the opportunity to get tickets in advance would appear to be a bit limited and following on from their Championship win last season I imagine Sanfrecce home games are more popular than ever, so any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    • stefanole said

      Hi Chris,

      I’m also going to forward this to your email.

      The good news is that while Sanfrecce are the reigning champions, attendance at home games so far this year has not been spectacular and has hovered around 10,000 for some of the less-interesting visitors. Because the Big Arch can seat 50,000, I don’t think there’s ever been a full house, though they did hit 32,724 for the game against Cerezo Osaka last year. We should expect it to pick up in July after the international break, but not to the point where you should have any trouble getting tickets.

      If you insist on having a ticket in hand before the game then you may be able to buy some at a local convenience store (7 Eleven, Family Mart, Circle K and Lawson are places that have sold tickets in the past), but I’m not sure if they sell tickets on the day of a game. Since you will be arriving on game day you might be able to get some at the V-Point in Kamiya-cho (http://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/en/shopping/commercial/22001.php).

      I wouldn’t bother buying a ticket beforehand though, because as I say, I’ve never known a game to sell out, not even at the height of the title-run last year (though it can get a little tight when attendance gets into the mid 20,000s as there is no assigned seating in the Back Stand and people tend to spread out). You can buy tickets right before you get to the stadium – it will be pretty obvious where to do this as you can follow the crowd. The most expensive tickets are SS (assigned seat, centre of the stadium) and SA (assigned seat, further to the side or higher up). I would get a Back Stand (“bak-ku stan-doh”) ticket (バックスタンド自由シート) and sit as close to the pitch with my camera (these tickets are also cheaper than SS and SA), but if you don’t care about being close I would ask for a supporter’s seat ticket (“sah-por-tah-zu shee-toh” / サポーターズシート) and go join the Ultras who also live in the Back Stand to get the maximum atmosphere.

      This page (http://www.sanfrecce.co.jp/support/stadium/stadium_access.html) tells you how to get to the stadium. I could write out a translation on this site if anyone wants it. The top row tells you how you can take the train from JR Hiroshima station (top left-most purple box) west (towards Iwakuni or Shimonoseki IIRC) to JR Yokogawa station (the green box) then get the shuttle bus (from bay 4 I think it says) to the Big Arch/Edion Stadium (as they’re calling it now). It should be recognizable from the Sanfrecce fans waiting for it, and it’s usually a fairly big line so you shouldn’t miss it. This is the way I would go when I lived in Itsukaichi.

      The diagram also describes (top to bottom purple boxes) how to get there from JR Iwakuni station (it basically says “it’s complicated”), Hondori or Kenchomae (prefectural admin building) streetcar stops (take the Astram Line), from Hiroshima Bus Center (take a bus, funnily enough) and also tells you how to get there from the Airport (Limousine Bus to Astram Line). Hiroshima Bus Station would be convenient if you are in central Hiroshima, but you have to change to the “Shiti Chuo Basu” (city central bus), and I don’t really understand why they don’t have a direct shuttle. If you want to go that way though, I would just ask people (though not taxi drivers, since those morons are mostly Carp fans and don’t seem to know that Sanfrecce even exist).

      Hope that helps!


      • Chris said

        Thanks so much Stephen, that’s fantastic! I’ll definitely take my chances of picking up a ticket at the ground and trying to get in amongst the Ultras, should be fun. I’m just hoping (and I mean this in the nicest possible way) that Sanfrecce don’t qulalify for the latter stages of ACL and that the games goes ahead. I think one of your blog posts suggested the team and the fans don’t seem too bothered about it so hopefully that attitude will continue!

        Thanks again, I couldn’t have hoped for a more helpful response.

        All the best

      • stefanole said

        Oh I wouldn’t worry about that now, since Sanfrecce have since finished bottom of their ACL group with only three points. It’s funny how that worked out, eh? 😉 I would similarly expect them not to progress in the Nabisco/League Cup and lose/tie honorably (but lose on aggregate) in Kashiwa this weekend. They will definitely want to win against Grampus, though.

        About the supporters’ seats – the only time I sat there was one time when Hiroshima AJET organised tickets, and these were all bought ahead of time. That area’s usually pretty full, so I’m actually not sure if tickets in that section are available on game day. Back Stand tickets are always available though, and if supporters’ tickets aren’t available when you get there you could get back stand tickets and just sit close to the Ultras. You’ll see what I mean when I get there – the supporters’ section is separated with some plastic/ropes, but the hardcore fans are there hours before the match anyway, so you might be able to get just as close if you manoeuvre yourself as close as possible with a back stand ticket (I did this a few times myself before I got a nicer camera).

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