The ice hockey team EHC Black Wings Linz was founded in 1992. After several years in the Austrian minor leagues 2000 the Black Wings started in the highest league Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. In their first season 2000/01 the Black Wings reached third place in the regular season and failed in the playoffs. The season 2001/02 they just lost the finals and finished the season as vice champion. In their third season (2002/03) the Black Wings finally won the championship. It was their first and only title so far they could win.
After the EHC Black Wings Linz went bankrupt in the year 2005 they got re-established as EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz. Since that the Black Wings had their best result in the championship season 2006/07 as they became vice champion once more. One year later the Black Wings won unexpected the regular season but failed in the playoffs.
The home arena of the Black Wings is the Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz. It was built in the year 1986 and was renovated at least two times since that. Its capacity is about 3,500 people.
Average of attendances
Season 2003/2004: 3.712 visitors per home game
Season 2004/2005: 3.068 visitors per home game
Season 2005/2006: 3.125 visitors per home game
Season 2006/2007: 2.707 visitors per home game
Season 2007/2008: 2.615 visitors per home game
Season 2008/2009: 2.584 visitors per home game
The Black Wings have three official fanclubs: Overtime, Powerplay Enns and bully:absolut. In the year 2007 they consolidated and founded the head club Wings United what makes it easier to organize trips to away games and several events.