The CFL and CFLPA have officially ratified the new collective agreement.

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first reported the news and acquired the document outlining major items included in the deal. There was a 74 per cent approval from players for ratification.

The league and players’ union jointly announced a new three-year CBA, which runs through the end of the 2021 season. It has been ratified by the Board of Governors as well as CFL players.

“Our new agreement speaks to positive growth for our league and a renewed investment in our players. We have an exciting future ahead of us and people around the world will see us build it together. I want to thank our players, teams and fans for their patience and let them know that I share their enthusiasm for the start of football season.” commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement.

“I would like to thank all CFL players for their commitment and diligence as we worked together toward a fair agreement. I would also like to thank the fans for their support and understanding throughout this process,” CFLPA president Jeff Keeping said in a statement. “This new agreement moves us forward as partners in the future of the game.”

The CFL and CFLPA officially began negotiating terms of the new collective agreement in March. The two sides came to terms on a tentative agreement on May 15 and signed a memorandum of agreement on May 18.