Canadian Football League cancels 2020 season
The Canadian Football League revealed the total shutdown of the 2020 season Monday, ending the chase of the 109-year-old Grey Cup for the nine-team league founded in 1958.
The CFLs company model relies heavily on ticket sales instead of tv, other media rights and sponsorship cash. With public events in Canada limited to 250 individuals or fewer in most provinces, the capacity for a fanless, quarantined tournament at a predetermined site in Winnipeg did not represent an economically sound investment.
” Our league governors decided today it remains in the best long-term interests of the CFL to focus on the future,” CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie stated in a declaration from the league. “We are absolutely dedicated to 2021, to the future of our league and the pursuit of our vision of a larger, more powerful, more worldwide CFL.”
— Sean Walker, KSL.com