2013 Continental Indoor Football League season
|League||Continental Indoor Football League|
|Duration||February 8, 2013 – April 28, 2013|
|Season champions||Erie Explosion|
|1 vs 4 CIFL Semifinals champions||Erie Explosion|
|1 vs 4 CIFL Semifinals runners-up||Kentucky Xtreme|
|2 vs 3 CIFL Semifinals champions||Saginaw Sting|
|2 vs 3 CIFL Semifinals runners-up||Dayton Sharks|
|2013 CIFL champions||Erie Explosion|
|2013 CIFL Finals MVP||Richard Stokes|
The 2013 Continental Indoor Football League season will be the Continental Indoor Football League's eighth overall season. The regular season will start on Friday February 8, with the Marion Blue Racers visiting the Saginaw Sting at the Dow Event Center, and will end with the 2013 CIFL Championship Game, the league's championship game being held on, or around, May 18. The league approved the expansion of the playoff format from four teams to six teams (with the top two teams receiving byes).
For the 2013 season there will be a 10-game, 12-week regular season running from February to April. Each team will host 5 games, and have five away games. For the first time in league history, there will be Monday night games.
Regular season standings 
2013 Continental Indoor Football League
|Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||PF (Avg.)||PA (Avg.)||STK|
|Port Huron Patriots||4||6||0||.400||255||336||25.5||33.6||L1|
|Marion Blue Racers||2||8||0||.200||317||428||31.7||42.8||W1|
|Kane County Dawgs||0||10||0||.000||13||87||1.3||8.7||L10|
y - clinched regular-season title
x - clinched playoff spot
|Semifinals||2013 CIFL Championship Game|
Rule changes 
- Starting in 2013 teams will be allowed to expand their active roster from 19 players up to 21 this year and are being required to carry a backup Quarterback and Kicker.
- Teams will score a single point on their kickoff if the ball makes its way through the uprights.
- Defensive Backs are not allowed to blitz
- Starting in 2013 coaches will be permitted to coach on the field again, which will improve communication between them and their players
Coaching changes 
|Team||2013 Coach||2012 Coach(es)||Reason for leaving||Story/Accomplishments|
|Marion Blue Racers||Martino Theus||Lorenzo Styles/
Contract not renewed
|On March 30, 2012, Styles resigned as the head coach of the Blue Racers after compiling a 3-1 record, citing personal reason as the reason for his resignation. Offensive Coordinator Marc Huddleston, took over as the team's head coach. Huddleston's contract was not renewed after the 2012 season.
On September 18, 2012, the Blue Racers name, CEO and General Manager, LaMonte Coleman, as the team's 5th head coach in franchise history. But, three weeks prior to the season's start, offensive coordinator Martino Theus was promoted to Head Coach.
|Team||Interim Coach||2013 Coach(es)||Reason for leaving||Story/Accomplishments|
|Port Huron Patriots||Demar Cranford||Dave Kinsman||Resigned||On February 21, Kinsman resigned as the Head Coach of the Patriots, as he sold the team to Jude Carter, and was set to deploy to Afghanistan.
Carter named Demar Cranford as the team's new Head Coach the same day.
- Aaron Black (October 26, 2012). "CIFL Concludes Annual Meeting, Sets Vision for Future". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- "Lorenzo Styles resigns as Blue Racers coach". Marion Star. March 30, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
- Shawn Curtis (April 6, 2012). "Generals looking to stay unbeaten at War Memorial". The Tribune-Democrat. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
- "Blue Racers Name Head Coach". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 18, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Theus Promoted to Lead 2013 Blue Racers". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
- Joseph Hayes (February 22, 2013). "Dave Kinsman sell Port Huron Patriots locally". The Time Herald. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
|2013 Continental Indoor Football League seasons|
|Dayton||Detroit||Erie||Kane County||Kentucky Drillers||Kentucky Xtreme||Marion||Owensboro||Port Huron||Saginaw|