Hugh: 2020 CFL Season Officially Cancelled

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The Canadian football League canceled the 2020 season on Monday, which will mark the first year since 1919 that the Grey Cup won’t be awarded, USA Today reports. The 9-team league had hoped to possibly compete in a hub in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the decision was in the “best long-term interests” of the league. “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,” he said in a statement. Unlike the NFL, the CFL mostly relies on ticket sales for its revenue, and were unable to get a loan from the Canadian government to compete in an abbreviated season. After reporting losses last season, Ambrosie said “teams would have had to endure significant financial losses to play in 2020.”

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