2nd indoor hockey Bundesliga (men) - 2. Hallenhockey-Bundesliga (Herren)
Since the division of the 1st Bundesliga into four groups of six teams each for the 2000/2001 season, the 2nd Bundesliga has also played in four groups (north, west, east, south) of six teams each. This is followed by the four regional leagues (south, west , east, north). The group winners of the 2nd Bundesliga are promoted to the 1st Bundesliga. The last placed team in each group is relegated to the regional league.
From 1996 to 2000: two groups
The 2nd indoor Bundesliga was introduced for the 1996/97 season , initially with two groups, North and South , with eight teams each.
Since 2000: four groups
Due to the new division into leagues for the 2000/01 indoor season , in which the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga were divided into four groups each with six clubs, there were no relegations in the 2nd Bundesliga in the 1999/2000 season . Eight clubs were promoted to the 1st Bundesliga due to the regional differences. Even the champions of the Regionalliga Ost SC Charlottenburg and the champions of the Regionalliga Nord Braunschweiger THC qualified for the highest league. The 2nd league in these groups was filled with the best placed from the respective regional league.
Since the first season, the group winners of the 2nd Bundesliga have been promoted to the corresponding group in the 1st Bundesliga . So until 2000 there were two, from 2001 four newcomers.
|1996/97||Uhlenhorster HC||TG Frankenthal|
|1997/98||Bonner THV||Mannheimer HC|
|1998/99||Düsseldorf HC||Berlin HC|
|1999/00||Black and white Cologne||HC Heidelberg|