The Canadian Football League (CFL) has canceled their 2020 season, the league announced on Monday.
The CFL was previously exploring playing a shortened season in a “bubble” atmosphere in Winnipeg, but the league has decide that isn’t a viable option and instead will focus on the 2021 season.
“Our league governors decided today it is in the best long-term interests of the CFL to concentrate on the future,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie.
“We are absolutely committed to 2021, to the future of our league and the pursuit of our vision of a bigger, stronger, more global CFL.”
The 2021 Grey Cup is scheduled for Sunday, November 21, at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.
“Even with additional support, our owners and community-held teams would have had to endure significant financial losses to play in 2020,” Ambrosie said.
“Without it, the losses would be so large that they would really hamper our ability to bounce back strongly next year and beyond. The most important thing is the future of our league.”
“Now the time has come to shift our focus to 2021 and beyond. We will be back. And we will use this time to ensure the CFL comes back stronger than ever.”