The XFL officially called a halt to its season Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic but says it will be back in 2021.

"This decision has been made with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority," XFL commissioner Oliver Luck and president Jeffrey Pollack said in a joint statement.

The league, a reboot of the one that played one season in 2001, had indefinitely suspended play on March 12, following the lead of other team sports. Two days later, the league said an unidentified player from the Seattle Dragons had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.