Until 2005, the club was organized as handball department of Reinickendorfer Füchse. For the 2005–06 season, the branding was changed to Füchse Berlin, in an effort to establish the club as a leading sports team of Berlin (not only of the Reinickendorfborough), alongside Hertha BSC (football), Eisbären Berlin (ice hockey) and Alba Berlin (basketball). This coincided with the move to Max-Schmeling-Halle (Berlin's second largest indoor sports hall) as venue for the games, which is dubbed Fuchsbau (burrow in English). Indeed, since then handball has become more popular in the city. In 2007, the Füchse secured the championships in the Zweite Handball-Bundeliga, the second highest German league, thus advancing to Handball-Bundesliga, which the club has stayed in ever since.