XFL joins list of sports leagues ending their season


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The XFL has joined the list of sports leagues prematurely ending their season in the wake of coronavirus concerns.

The arena football league posted a brief statement on Twitter and its website.

Players will be receive base pay and benefits for the season, and tickets will be refunded or credited toward future games, the league said.

The league had launched in February, promising a more action-packed game with a shorter season than the National Football League.

The National Basketball Association and National Hockey League have both suspended the rest of their seasons. Major League Baseball has announced it will delay its opening day by at least two weeks, while canceling spring training games.

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