Funabashi-Keibajō Station opened on August 21, 1927 as Hanawa Station(花輪駅,Hanawa-eki?). The station was renamed to Funabashi-Keibajō-mae(船橋競馬場前駅?)on July 5, 1950, and to Center-Keibajō-mae(センター競馬場前駅?) on December 1, 1963. On May 5, 1977, Funabashi Health Center (the origin of the word "center" in the station name) closed. The station assumed its present name on April 1, 1987.