XFL’s First Season Officially Suspended Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


March 12, 2020

The XFL is the latest domino to fall.

The NBA indefinitely suspended its season Wednesday night, then the NHL followed suit and put a pause to its season until further notice. Major League Baseball canceled the remainder of spring training while the NCAA canceled all winter and spring tournaments — including March Madness and the Frozen Four — due to the coronavirus outbreak.

With most leagues putting a hold to their seasons, many wondered if the XFL would do the same considering it was one of the only leagues to not make a decision.

And now they have.

The XFL released a statement Thursday adding the players will be paid “their base pay and benefits for the 2020 regular season.”

Check out the full statement below:

The XFL was five games into its inaugural 10-week season.

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