Wright State University in Ohio will no longer host the first general election presidential debate of 2016, according to a Tuesday announcement.
The university pulled out as the host of the September 26 debate, citing concerns over costs and safety.
"This is a very difficult decision," Wright State President David Hopkins said Tuesday. "But there has been a growing crescendo of concern about what it would take to guarantee the safety and security of the campus and the community. The expense would be daunting."
Hopkins said hosting the event would have cost Wright State as much as $8 million.
Hofstra University in New York will instead hold the debate.