Omiya Ardija's first team squad will have a different pattern of preparation than has been the case in the last few seasons, in that following their return from Guam the players will also go on a five-day training camp at Gotemba in Shizuoka prefecture. The camp is scheduled to begin on Monday 18th and concludes on Friday 22nd February, with a friendly against J2 side Shonan Bellmare on the Wednesday.
Meanwhile three other practice games have also been added to the calendar, as the Squirrels work towards what will be their fourth J1 campaign. The Akiba Forest ground will stage matches against Toyo University, Thespa Kusatsu and JFLers Tochigi SC. Details are below and a full list of pre-season fixtures and results has been added to the left-hand column of this page.
16 Feb v Toyo U @ Akiba 20 Feb v Shonan @ Gotemba 23 Feb v Kusatsu @ Akiba 27 Feb v Tochigi @ Akiba