CFL names Winnipeg tentative hub city for possible shortened season amid coronavirus

The Canadian Football League says Winnipeg has tentatively been chosen as the hub city for a possible 2020 season, pending final approval from health and safety officials in Manitoba.

In a release Tuesday, the league says the selection was made by a committee of CFL team presidents from teams not among those bidding to host the season.

Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Calgary had all made a bid to be named the league’s hub city amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The CFL has yet to say definitively whether or not it will play a shortened season this year.

The 2020 regular season was scheduled to kick off June 11 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

The league is currently in talks with the players’ association on whether to hold a season at all, and it has asked the federal government for financial help.

—More to come.

Manitoba’s CFL hub city bid

Manitoba’s CFL hub city bid

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