XFL planning 2023 return after talks on partnership with CFL tabled

The XFL announced on Wednesday that it is arranging to relaunch in 2023 after talks with the Canadian Football League about collaboration between the two leagues ended up tabled.

The XFL and CFL each explained in independent statements that the final decision was jointly arrived at between the leagues.

“Our talks with the XFL, discovering the potential for collaboration and innovation, have been good and constructive. While we continue to be open to getting new strategies to perform together in the upcoming, we and our XFL counterparts have jointly resolved to not go after any formal preparations at this time,” the CFL explained in a assertion.

Right after the CFL’s announcement, the XFL announced on its web-site that it is returning in 2023 and not upcoming 12 months as was earlier announced.

“While our discussions with the CFL did not ultimately guide to a collaboration, the work bolstered our perception and commitment to acquiring the XFL for worldwide spring soccer. We look forward to seeing everybody for kickoff in spring of 2023,” the league explained in a assertion to the Sporting activities Organization Journal.

The CFL explained it is established to open its 2021 normal season on Aug. five and keep its championship match, the Gray Cup, on Dec. twelve in Hamilton, Ontario.

“We are searching forward to this 12 months and a brilliant upcoming for our league,” the league explained in the assertion.

The CFL and XFL verified in March that they ended up speaking about solutions for a potential partnership as they prepared their return to the industry subsequent the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CFL canceled its 2020 season after failing to secure $thirty million in support from the Canadian authorities.

The XFL canceled its 2020 season after 5 weeks of online games and was put into personal bankruptcy proceedings by former owner Vince McMahon. Dany Garcia and fellow owners Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Cash Companions compensated $15 million for the league past summer months.

ESPN’s Kevin Seifert contributed to this report.