Wright State U. (OH) pulls out of presidential debate due to costs, security concerns

Wright State U. (OH) pulls out of presidential debate due to costs, security concerns
What might have been. WSU student union, before the debate pull-out decision. (Image: WSU, Facebook)

[Ed. – Wright State plays Club football in the Horizon League, which we’re just saying.]

Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September.

  • WSU cited rising costs and security costs
  • Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million

The planned presidential debate at Wright State University had been expected to generate about $14 million in economic impact for the immediate area near the Nutter Center, a local official said.

“As we expanded it, obviously this impact was to ripple throughout the entire region with an estimated economic impact of approximately $25 million dollars,” said Paul Newman Jr., the Fairborn Chamber of Commerce executive director.

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