The 2016 J2(J-league division 2)-season started. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo had a 1st match with TOKYO VERDY on AJINOMOTO STADIUM (TOKYO). Unfortunately, Consadole lost this game 0 to 1. Sapporo’s adventure to the J-league first (J1) started.
“Consadole Sapporo” changed the club’s name to “Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo”. Sapporo is hometown’s name, and Hokkaido is home prefecture’s name. The club added the prefecture’s name.