Statement regarding CFL update on XFL discussions

Edmonton Elks Football Club focused on 2021 season

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks Football Club is pleased by Wednesday's announcement by the CFL that discussions with the XFL have ended. The Elks remain fully committed to the CFL and our treasured brand of Canadian football. ​

Please see the following statements from the club's Board Chair Ian Murray, along with President & CEO Chris Presson.

“The CFL has a proud history and a bright future that will be the foundation of our collective success for many decades to come. We are committed to working with the CFL and its member clubs to create a future that is sustainable and engages fans both new and old." – Ian Murray, Board Chair.
“We are focused on our August 7th return to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and look forward to kicking off the 2021 CFL season in front of our fans. The support of our season seat holders, partners, and entire fan base has allowed us to persevere through the pandemic. We look forward to paying them back with an exciting 2021 season and a bright future for the CFL." – Chris Presson, President & CEO.
Evan Daum

Evan Daum

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, Edmonton Elks Football Club


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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


Commonwealth Stadium 11000 Stadium Road Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2