The National Lacrosse League (NLL) has announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. The league will now focus their attention on the 2020-21 season.
“After an exhaustive effort weighing all of the factors, including the health and safety of our players and staff, immigration challenges, and the resources required to execute a post-season tournament under the current circumstances, our senior leadership and Board have agreed to redirect our attention to planning for next season,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “We want to thank all those involved, especially our players, coaches, and league and team staff, and most importantly our fans and partners, for their continued support and engagement through this global pandemic. Communities are starting to open up, sports are beginning to return, and we look forward to our 35th season. We wish everyone continued health and safety as we navigate our way back to the game.”
The league originally suspended the season back in March, following the lead of other pro leagues such as the NBA. They later announced the cancellation of the remainder of the regular season on April 6th, but there was still some hope that the league could hold some form of a playoff to crown a champion.