TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The XFL is the latest sports organization to take action in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The league released a statement Thursday evening saying, “Currently, the XFL will not be playing its regular season games.”
The Tampa Bay Vipers were scheduled to play at home Saturday evening against the St. Louis Battlehawks. The Vipers had five games left in its season.
The statement says all players will be paid their base pay and benefits for the 2020 regular season. In addition, all XFL ticket holders will be issued refunds or credit toward future games.
The league says it is committed to playing a full season in 2021 and future years.
LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK:
- Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Florida
- Where to get COVID vaccine appointments for kids under 5
- COVID-19 vaccine not offered for kids under 5 years old at Publix
- New COVID-19 variants raise limited worries of new spikes
- Publix not offering COVID-19 vaccine to children under 5