For most of its history the club has been an amateur side in local football. The club's fortunes changed in 2009 when, after having been playing in the tier nine Kreisliga A for a number of seasons the club began a series of five consecutive promotions. A Kreisliga championship in 2010 was followed by a Bezirksliga championship in 2011 and a Landesliga championship in 2012. The club's rapid rise was made possible by the financial support of Horst Finkemeier, the retired owner of a kitchen manufacturing business. Finkemeier also financed the club's new stadium, which is estimated to have cost €2 million and was officially opened in 2011. The stadium was first used, then still under construction, in a league match against SC Verl but has also seen the club play friendlies against Valencia, Werder Bremen and Aston Villa.