Back in the Eighties the hall in Romema was constantly full and even the “yellows from Tel Aviv” were scared to come there. The games between Maccabi and Hapoel Haifa were well known and stars like Adi Gordon, Doron Shefa, Ari Rosenberg, Tomer Stainaher, Assaf Barnea, Korn Amisha and others were part from the basketball experience Haifa.
However, after the glory days the team's stature began to fade.
In the late 90's, the team returned to become a municipal team - B.C. Haifa.
This team even succeeded to defeat Maccabi Tel Aviv and finished fourth in the premier league. Unfortunately, B.C. Haifa fell apart in 2005.
Ilan Beck – the chairman decided to take control of the management of the youth team and a year later put Haifa's adult team back on the map. His first action was to turn the feeder team of the club, Maccabi Bat Galim that played in the third league, to the adult team of the club and changed the name to Maccabi Haifa.
At the 2006-'07 season, the team was promoted from the third league to the second league, the national league.
At the beginning of this season, 2007-'08, the Jewish–American millionaire Jeff Rosen, purchased the management privileges of the team, and set a target of promoting the team to “Ligat Ha'al”.
the target was achived after a fascinating season in which the team finished in the second place, and will play in the first divison in the 2008-2009 season