Presidential Debate Coming to Miami in October

Posted at 12:55 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 13:49:08-04

The second presidential debate will be hosted at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.

The debate will take place from 9 p.m. to 10:30. It's the second presidential debate to be held in Miami, the first one was at the University of Miami in 2004.

Originally the University of Michigan was supposed to host, but university President Mark Schlissel announced that he asked for the school to be released from its agreement with the Commission on Presidential Debates to host due to the work they've been doing to ensure a clean and healthy environment for students and staff in the Fall semester.

“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," he said.

The first presidential debate will be on Tuesday, September 29, at the University of Notre Dame and the final debate will be on Thursday, October 22 at Belmont University.