Canadian sports fans could soon be able to cheer on their favourite football teams in person again.

The CFL announced that its Board of Governors voted unanimously to return to its 14-game regular season on August 5 ahead of the 108th Grey Cup finals.

The league had previously revealed to fans back in April that it was aiming to return this summer from its months-long COVID-19 hiatus, but it also stressed that the date would largely depend on government approval.

"This is an exciting day for Canadian football and for Canada itself," Randy Ambrosie, commissioner of the CFL, said. "We are on track to receive all of the necessary health and safety approvals, thanks to our tireless medical advisors and staff, and the dedicated government officials who have been working with them."

Ambroise also revealed that they are also working towards getting fans back in the stadiums. "And while the outlook for fans in the stands varies from province to province, we are confident that process is also on the right track."