|1969 Continental Football League season|
|Duration||August 23 – November 23, 1969|
|Start date||November 29, 1969|
|Eastern champions||Indianapolis Capitols|
|Western champions||San Antonio Toros|
|Date||December 13, 1969|
|Site||Bush Stadium, Indianapolis|
The 1969 CFL season was the fifth and final season of the Continental Football League (CFL). Following the season, nine of the league's remaining teams split from the league, with five forming the Trans-American Football League and four joining the Atlantic Coast Football League.
- The Michigan Arrows moved to Midland, Michigan and became the Tri-City Apollos. They were an informal farm team of the NFL's Detroit Lions.
- The Hawaii Warriors were announced as a new league franchise in January 1969, but were unable to raise the necessary money to keep the team alive. Their spot in the league was instead given to Portland, Oregon.
- A franchise was awarded to Newark, New Jersey, which was subsequently named the Jersey Jays. The Jays were later announced to be a farm team of the NFL's Cleveland Browns.
- The Orange County Ramblers announced a relocation to San Bernardino, California but had their franchise revoked several weeks later for failing to confirm conditional approval. Their player contracts were later assumed by the Portland Loggers.
- On September 21, 1969 the Mexico Golden Aztecs ceased operations and forfeited the remainder of their 1969 schedule.
- The Spokane Shockers became a farm team of the AFL's Oakland Raiders.
- The TFL's El Paso Jets franchise was revoked for failure to comply with league regulations regarding several issues.
- James Dunn was named commissioner of the league.
- On January 25, 1969 it was announced that the CFL was adding the entirety of the eight-team Texas Football League to its ranks. The TFL joined as a separate entity and was placed into the new Texas Division (itself split into East and West). The new teams were mostly scheduled to play against each other but did also play interleague contests.
- The league office moved from San Jose to Indianapolis.
- As a result of the addition of the eight TFL franchises, the league was split into four divisions.
- The league established the Glen Hepburn Memorial Award for Community Service, named for an Omaha Mustangs player who died from an injury sustained during a game the previous September.
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
= Division Champion
|Orlando Panthers||10||2||0||.833||330||160||Tangerine Bowl||Dick Pesonen|
|Norfolk Neptunes||8||4||0||.667||366||224||Foreman Field||Gary Glick/George Hughes|
|Jersey Jays||7||5||0||.583||265||254||Newark Schools Stadium||Nick Cutro|
|Alabama Hawks||6||6||0||.500||221||246||Milton Frank Stadium||Dave Sington|
|Arkansas Diamonds||5||7||0||.417||236||298||War Memorial Stadium||Fred Williams|
|Indianapolis Capitols||8||4||0||.667||276||202||Bush Stadium||Ken Carpenter|
|Ohio Valley Ironmen||6||6||0||.500||245||313||Wheeling Island Stadium||Lou Blumling|
|Omaha Mustangs||6||6||0||.500||265||246||Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium||Don Fleming|
|Chicago Owls||5||7||0||.417||208||247||Soldier Field||Bob Webb|
|Tri-City Apollos||2||10||0||.167||148||270||Midland Stadium||Chuck Cherundolo|
|Texas Division West|
|San Antonio Toros||7||4||0||.636||279||180||Harlandale Memorial Stadium||Hoover Evans|
|West Texas Rufneks||7||4||0||.636||244||212||Memorial Stadium||Lou Rymkus|
|Mexico Golden Aztecs||2||6||0||.250||72||108||Estadio Universitario||Duncan McCauley|
|Texas Division East|
|Texarkana Titans||7||5||0||.583||245||248||Grim Stadium||Tom Collins/Jimmy Cobb|
|Oklahoma Thunderbirds||5||6||0||.455||306||334||Custer Stadium||Art Ramage|
|Fort Worth Braves||5||7||0||.417||262||259||Farrington Field||John Hatley|
|Dallas Rockets||1||10||0||.091||129||318||Roffino Stadium||Joe Verret|
|Las Vegas Cowboys||8||4||0||.667||249||181||Cashman Field||Paul Massey|
|Sacramento Capitols||8||4||0||.667||192||163||Hughes Stadium||George Porter|
|Seattle Rangers||7||5||0||.583||221||185||Memorial Stadium||Don White|
|Spokane Shockers||5||7||0||.417||253||243||Joe Albi Stadium||Hugh Taylor|
|Portland Loggers||3||9||0||.250||219||348||Multnomah Stadium||Chuck Fenenbock|
Home team in CAPITALS
Divisional playoffs, round 1 (November 29, 1969)
- San Antonio 20, TEXARKANA 7
- Las Vegas 31, SACRAMENTO 0
- INDIANAPOLIS 27, Orlando 7
Divisional playoffs, round 2 (December 7, 1969)
- SAN ANTONIO 21, Las Vegas 17
League Championship (December 13, 1969)
- INDIANAPOLIS 44, San Antonio 38 (OT)
- MVP: Johnnie Walton, QB, Indianapolis
- Coach of the Year: Ken Carpenter, Indianapolis
- ↑ "Arrows Shift Site". The Holland Evening Sentinel. UPI. January 15, 1969.
- ↑ "Farm for Lions". Detroit Free Press. June 3, 1969.
- ↑ "Hawaii Enters Continental Loop". The Indianapolis Star. Associated Press. January 23, 1969.
- ↑ "Portland Obtains Football Ramblers". Tucson Daily Citizen. UPI. August 7, 1969.
- ↑ "Newark Gains CFL Franchise". The Arizona Republic. Associated Press. February 2, 1969.
- ↑ "Jays Join Browns". San Antonio Express. Associated Press. April 13, 1969.
- ↑ "Orange County Gridders Move". The Times. UPI (San Mateo, California). April 8, 1969.
- ↑ "CFL Team Inactive". Northwest Arkansas Times. Associated Press. May 19, 1969.
- ↑ Guys, Carl (September 23, 1969). "Inflation Deflates". Del Rio (Texas) News-Herald.
- ↑ "Raiders Make Ties with Spokane Club". The Daily Herald. UPI. June 10, 1969.
- ↑ "El Paso Is Retired For Season". The Galveston Daily News. Associated Press. August 5, 1969.
- ↑ "TFL Aligns With Huge Continental". The Odessa American. Associated Press. January 26, 1969.
- ↑ "Moves to Indiana". The Terre Haute Tribune. Associated Press. February 3, 1969.
- ↑ "Award Set Up in Memory of Player". Ironwood Daily Globe. Associated Press. May 21, 1969.