Football fans will have to wait a little longer than expected to see any CFL action, as the league has announced they will be postponing the start of the season.
The CFL season was scheduled to start June 11, but the kickoff of the season is being pushed back to June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"As part of COVID-19 response planning, gameplay for the 2020 season will begin no earlier than June 30," the CFL says in a release.
"The CFLPA continues to work with the CFL and closely monitor decisions by health officials and all levels of government to inform all decisions related to the upcoming season."
The league notes there are some cities, like Calgary, who have indicated they will not allow sporting events or other public events to take place through the end of June. Toronto also has a ban on community events, but at this time that excludes professional sporting events.
Rookie camps had been scheduled to begin May 13 with full CFL training camps to follow on May 17. The CFL announced those were being postponed just last week.
Training camps have not been rescheduled, with CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie saying the league is in the hands of public health officials and further decisions will be made in accordance with health regulations.
The later start date for the season would mean fewer games in order for the Grey Cup to still be held in Regina on Nov. 22, 2020.