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Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September.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