A football team supposed to be formed with Sumitomo Metal Industries' football club as the parent body and with Kashima town (present Kashima City), Kamisu and Hasaki towns(present Kamisu City) and their neighboring areas as its home town was selected as one of the member teams of the Japan professional football league (J.League) in February 1991. In the background of this selection was an accepted understanding that the birth of professional football teams in Japan should be meant to serve as the major pillar for "building sweet towns" that has been promoted enbloc by local governments and local enterprises. The Football Association of Japan thought that the above-mentioned team would grow into a regionally-based football team pursued by the association. In October 1991, Kashima Antlers F.C., Ltd. was established with funds collected from five local governments and 43 local enterprises at that time. In April 1992, the "Kashima Antlers", the professional football team that was formed by disbanding the conventional Sumitomo Metal Industries' football club, started its activities.
2. Scope of Business
Management of the professional football team "Kashima Antlers"
Sale of original goods of the team
Planning and management of various kinds of events including football matches and other sports events
Management of sports school, and training for and dispatches of sports instructors
Management of sports facilities including soccer field
3. Address of the Main Office
2887 Higashiyama Aou, Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken 314-0021, Japan
borne by local governments
borne by local enterprises
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
Sumitomo Metal Logistics Service Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd.
Kashima Toshi kaihatsu Co., Ltd.
Air Water Inc.
Kashima Kyodo Electric Power Company
Kanto Special Steel Works, Ltd.
Sumikin Koka Co., Ltd.
Sumikin Air Water Chemical Inc.
Sumikin Weld Pipe Co., Ltd.
Sumikin Bussan Corporation
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
THE IBARAKI SHIMBUN Co.,Ltd.
Chuo Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company,Incorporated
The Joyo Bank, Ltd.
DAINIPPON INK AND CHEMICALS, INCORPORATED
KASHIMA OIL CO.,LTD
ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
KURARAY CO., LTD.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
Showa Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Kashima Vinyl Chloride Monomer Co., Ltd.
Kashima Kita Electric Power Corp.
KASHIMA CHEMICAL CO.,LTD.
TM Air CO., LTD.
KASHIMA CHLORINE AND ALKALI CO.,LTD.
Kashima South Joint Power Corp.
Kanto Sodium Silicate Glass Co., Ltd.
Lion Chemical Co., Ltd.