CFL cancelled its 2020 season on Monday, following repeated attempts to play. The federation confirms it’s again focused on 2021.
The decision to close the year was made after a number of college football conferences in the United States, unable to guarantee the safety of their players and coaches, had cancelled their fixtures. The NFL is maintaining its game plan this season, while several clubs have said that fans would not watch any or any of their home matches.
With nine clubs (three of which are publicly owned), CFL has far fewer funding than the NFL. Unlike the NFL, which makes the bulk of the revenue available on national tv and endorsement agreements, CFL Sub relies more on ticket sales. The financial condition of the competition was strained after it became apparent that there would be no spectators in the stands due to a ban on audiences.
The League has been seeking to find a way to play a short-term season starting next month with all games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with players living in a closed environment to reduce the risk of infection. While it was organized by the association, the player’s federation and local authorities, the federation was unable to raise salaries to help pay for the scheme.
While the National Hockey League resumed the season, hosting all of its remaining games in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, the U.S. Hockey Federation, the NHL’s primary sub league, has players.
In the United States and Canada, he said in May that his season will not end
Ambrosie lobbied policymakers for $150 million in federal funding for the CFL, the biggest soccer tournament outside the United States.
In certain cases, the ban on crowd attendance has been tighter than in Canada, where much of the world works under a ban on all events, as opposed to the United States, where many states are rushing loose controls on corporations and aggregations.