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.
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.
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