The 2020 CFL season was officially cancelled earlier this week after CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced, “Our league governors decided today it is in the best long-term interests of the CFL to concentrate on the future.”
Winnipeg was awarded the opportunity to host the CFL games in the shortened season as a hub city.
The CFL and players union worked together towards an agreement that would see players return to the field this year. Public health authorities in Manitoba had formally approved the safe return to play plan and federal authorities had praised it publicly.
The league and its governors worked tirelessly to explore options to enable play in 2020. However, despite months of discussions, the government ultimately declined the CFL’s appeal for financial support.