The XFL 2020 season has been cancelled indefinitely, according to reports by ESPN.
Before the cancellation, the league cancelled games last month as a precaution, but that measure turned south very quickly.
CEO of the XFL, Jeffrey Pollack informed all employees in a 10 minute conference call with all of the employees amid the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the season, the Houston Roughnecks were the best team in the whole league, going 5-0 in 5 games while the St. Louis Battlehawks were the second best team in the league, going 3-2.
The XFL seemed to be going in an upwards direction, with gaining huge popularity within the first few weeks of the league starting. Many of the teams fanbases were catching the eye of viewers at home and gave the league a much deserved chance again. The XFL averaged about 17,000 fans a game for every team until the shutdown into the foreseeable future.
Oliver Luck, the XFL commissioner said that the health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. Luck has been the commissioner since 2018 and found a way to get the XFL back on the map and resonate with sports fans across the country. Unfortunately, employees have been laid off during this crisis and there seems no timetable for a possible return to the renewed football league.