Antlers to face Hollyhock in pre-season match

Antlers to face Hollyhock in pre-season match

Kashima Antlers on Friday announced that they will host prefectural neighbours Mito Hollyhock at Ibaraki Football Festival 2016.

Tickets to the event on February 21 at Kashima Stadium range between 1,000 and 3,000 yen.

Meanwhile, free admission will be offered to Japan Football Association-registered players, coaches, referees, and instructors.

Antlers open their 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League campaign at Gamba Osaka on February 28, while Hollyhock start their J2 season away at Kyoto Sanga on the same day.

Masatada Ishii’s men are seeking to put together a title tilt this term after Antlers’ second stage revival last season cumulated in a Yamazaki Nabisco Cup triumph.