CIFL Championship Game

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The CIFL Championship Game was the annual championship game of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). In 2006, it was the meeting of the two semifinal game winners. Following the 2007 and 2008 season, the game was between the Great Lakes Division champion and the Atlantic Division champion. In 2009 the league was divided into an East and West Division.

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During its first year, it was called the Great Lakes Bowl.

Past CIFL Championships

GameYearWinning teamLosing teamSiteDateMVP
Great Lakes Bowl I 2006 Port Huron Pirates 40 Rochester Raiders 34 McMorran Arena July 22, 2006 Rayshawn Askew
CIFL Indoor Championship Game 2007 Rochester Raiders 37 Michigan Pirates 27 Blue Cross Arena July 28, 2007Mike Condello
CIFL Championship Game 2008 Saginaw Sting 41 Kalamazoo Xplosion 37 Wings Stadium June 29, 2008Nick Body
CIFL Championship Game 2009 Chicago Slaughter 58 Fort Wayne Freedom 48 Sears Centre June 27, 2009 Donovan Morgan
CIFL Championship Game 2010 Cincinnati Commandos 54 Wisconsin Wolfpack 40 Cincinnati Gardens June 26, 2010 Ben Mauk
CIFL Championship Game 2011 Cincinnati Commandos 44 Marion Blue Racers 29 Cincinnati Gardens June 11, 2011 Tyler Sheehan
CIFL Championship Game 2012 Saginaw Sting 35 Dayton Silverbacks 7 Dow Event Center June 2, 2012Jeff Austin
CIFL Championship Game 2013 Erie Explosion 37 Saginaw Sting 36 Erie Insurance Arena May 12, 2013Richard Stokes
CIFL Championship Game 2014 Erie Explosion 38 Marion Blue Racers 26 Veterans Memorial Coliseum May 18, 2014

Number of appearances

TeamAppearancesWinsLosses
Kalamazoo Xplosion 101
Port Huron/Michigan Pirates 211
Rochester Raiders 211
Saginaw Sting 321
Chicago Slaughter 110
Fort Wayne Freedom 101
Cincinnati Commandos 220
Wisconsin Wolfpack 101
Marion Blue Racers 202
Dayton Silverbacks 101
Erie Explosion 220

Box scores

Great Lakes Bowl I: Rochester Raiders vs. Port Huron Pirates

Great Lakes Bowl I: Rochester Raiders at Port Huron Pirates – Game summary
1234Total
Raiders14701334
Pirates14135840

at McMorran Arena, Port Huron, Michigan

  • Date: July 22
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 2,575
  • Referee: Jack Butler
Game information

2007 CIFL Championship Game: Michigan Pirates vs. Rochester Raiders

2007 CIFL Championship Game: Michigan Pirates at Rochester Raiders – Game summary
1234Total
Pirates7371027
Raiders01714637

at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York

  • Date: July 28
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 5,236
  • Referee: Dave Scott
Game information

2008 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting vs. Kalamazoo Xplosion

2008 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting at Kalamazoo Xplosion – Game summary
1234Total
Sting71371441
Xplosion71371037

at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Date: June 29
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,294
Game information

2009 CIFL Championship Game: Fort Wayne Freedom vs. Chicago Slaughter

2009 CIFL Championship Game: Fort Wayne Freedom at Chicago Slaughter – Game summary
1234Total
Freedom72171348
Slaughter031131458

at Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

  • Date: June 27
  • Game time: 7:15 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,861
  • Referee: Wojciekiewicz
Game information

2010 CIFL Championship Game: Cincinnati Commandos vs. Wisconsin Wolfpack

2010 CIFL Championship Game: Wisconsin Wolfpack at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1234Total
Wolfpack77121440
Commandos146201454

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: June 26
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 2,758
Game information

2011 CIFL Championship Game: Cincinnati Commandos vs. Marion Blue Racers

2011 CIFL Championship Game: Marion Blue Racers at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1234Total
Blue Racers01331329
Commandos714131044

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: June 11
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
Game information

2012 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting vs. Dayton Silverbacks

2012 CIFL Championship Game: Dayton Silverbacks at Saginaw Sting – Game summary
1234Total
Silverbacks60107
Sting6157735

at Dow Event Center, Saginaw, Michigan

  • Date: June 2
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,850
Game information

2013 CIFL Championship Game: Erie Explosion vs. Saginaw Sting

2013 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw at Erie Explosion – Game summary
1234Total
Sting0226836
Explosion71013737

at Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • Date: May 12
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,844
Game information

2014 CIFL Championship Game: Erie Explosion at Marion Blue Racers

2014 CIFL Championship Game: Erie Explosion at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1234Total
Explosion12771238
Blue Racers0206026

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: May 18
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • John Dudley, Erie Times News
Game information

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