As of Wednesday, the Canadian Football League announced that its discussions with the XFL regarding a possible collaboration between the two leagues will not be pursued further at this time.
The CFL stated that this was a decision reached in consultation with the other leagues.
“A positive and constructive outcome has emerged from our discussions with the XFL about the possibility of collaboration and innovation. Our XFL counterparts and we have collectively decided not to pursue any formal arrangements at this time, despite the fact that we remain open to exploring new avenues of collaboration in the future “According to a statement from the league.
The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced that its regular season will begin on August 5 and that its championship game, the Grey Cup, will be held on December 12 in Hamilton, Ontario.
As the league stated in a statement, “we are looking forward to this year and a bright future for our league.”
The Canadian Football League and the XFL confirmed in March that they were discussing the possibility of forming a partnership as they prepared to return to the field following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Jeffrey Pollack, the president and CEO of the XFL, stated in March that planning for the 2022 season had been put on hold pending the outcome of those discussions with the CFL.
The Canadian Football League (CFL) has cancelled its 2020 season after failing to secure $30 million in financial assistance from the Canadian government.
After only five weeks of games, the XFL announced that it would cancel its 2020 season and that it would enter bankruptcy under the ownership of Vince McMahon. A $15 million purchase price was paid for the league by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and RedBird Capital Partners in the summer of 2017.