CFL cancels Randy Ambrosie road trip visit to Halifax in midst of rising coronavirus concerns

The CFL has cancelled commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s upcoming visit with fans in Halifax in the midst of concerns about the coronavirus.

That comes less than 24 hours after the league stated it planned to proceed with scheduled events.

“Atlantic Canada is an important part of the CFL family and the health of every member of that family is our primary concern,” Ambrosie said.

“This is a disappointing but necessary decision, given the concerns about large gatherings. In absolutely no way does this dampen our enthusiasm about our Touchdown Atlantic game in Halifax this summer or the prospects for a CFL team in Atlantic Canada in the future.”

Scheduled for March 19, the town hall-style meeting was supposed to be the last stop on “Randy’s Road Trip” across Canada.

“I look forward to visiting the region as soon as circumstances allow and I thank our fans and everyone involved for their understanding and patience,” Ambrosie said.

Ambrosie has released a full statement regarding the CFL’s ongoing approach to the coronavirus situation.