The University of Michigan has bowed out of hosting an upcoming U.S. Presidential Debate in 2020.

The debate had originally been scheduled for October 15th at the Crisler Center.

The Detroit Free Press reports that health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 lead to the decision.

U-M President Mark Schlissel said in a statement,

“Given the scale and complexity of the work we are undertaking to help assure a safe and healthy fall for our students, faculty and staff and limited visitors — and in consideration of the public health guidelines in our state as well as advice from our own experts — we feel it is not feasible for us to safely host the presidential debate as planned.”

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida, will now host the Oct. 15 debate.


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