XFL officially cancels remainder of 2020 season

By Kevin Kelley -

The XFL has officially canceled the remainder of the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The XFL sent a letter to their fans on Friday thanking them for their “overwhelming support.” Below is the full text of the letter:

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the most recent local and state regulations, have left the XFL no choice but to officially cancel the remainder of the 2020 season. This decision has been made with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority.

While we are disappointed to not complete the 2020 season, our hearts are full of appreciation for your overwhelming support.

Your passion, your commitment to your favorite XFL team and your love of football made our season a success beyond our wildest dreams. We’re grateful for the incredible response and look forward to playing full seasons for you — and with you —  in 2021 and beyond.

When our teams return to the field, we’ll make every effort to ensure your faith in us is rewarded with even more fun and excitement. Your passion is our purpose, and everything we do, every day and for every season to come, is For the Love of Football.

We hope you will stay connected to our league and team social and digital channels for news, features, and updates along the way.

From all of us at the XFL, be safe, stay healthy, and, again, thank you. Here’s to 2021!


Oliver Luck
XFL Commissioner & CEO

Jeffrey Pollack
XFL President & COO

The XFL kicked off their inaugural season on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Five weeks of the season were played before being postponed due to COVID-19.

The Houston Roughnecks ended the 2020 season as the only undefeated team at 5-0. Three teams were two games behind the Roughnecks at 3-2 — DC Defenders, St. Louis BattleHawks, and New York Guardians.

The inaugural XFL Championship Game was scheduled to be played at TDECU Stadium, the home stadium of the Roughnecks, in Houston, Texas.

Although no information has been released at this time, it’s likely that the 2021 XFL schedules will be mirror images of the 2020 season. Each team will play the other teams in their divisions home-and-home, plus all four teams from the opposite division (two home and two away).

The 2021 XFL season should kick off on Saturday, February 14.

XFL Schedules

Comments (4)

I wanted to like the XFL, I did not dislike it. Actually I kind of hope they replay some of the games in the void.

I hope they do well next year.