A STATEMENT FROM THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

A STATEMENT FROM THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

TORONTO (July 7, 2021) -- The Canadian Football League (CFL) released the following statement:

Our talks with the XFL, exploring the potential for collaboration and innovation, have been positive and constructive.

While we remain open to finding new ways to work together in the future, we and our XFL counterparts have jointly decided to not pursue any formal arrangements at this time.

We at the CFL are now squarely focused on preparing for August 5th and the start of our  2021 regular season, which will culminate December 12 with the playing of the 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ontario. We are looking forward to this year and a bright future for our league. 

Randy Ambrosie
Commissioner
Canadian Football League

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Governors representing the CFL’s nine member clubs voted in June to return to play after a hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first game of the new season on August 5th is a rematch of the 107th Grey Cup, featuring the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. It will be the first CFL game since November 2019. To stay up to date with news, analysis and more from around the league, visit CFL.ca

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