NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Sources tell News4 that Belmont will host a Presidential debate in October of 2020.

Belmont University President Bob Fisher was joined by local and state officials Friday morning at 11:30 to make the official announcement of Belmont's selection as a location for the 2020 Presidential nominee debate.

Debate locations are chosen by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.


Friday morning at 11:30, the Commission announced the full 2020 debates schedule: September 29 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, October 15 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the final location, Belmont University, on October 22nd.

The Vice Presidential candidate debate happens October 7 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The University President was joined by Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Jim Cooper, Tennessee Commissioner of Tourist Development Mark Ezell, along with Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Butch Spyridon of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation.

Fisher said that the school got word Thursday afternoon, that the school will host the third, and final debate before the election.

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, the debate will happen ten days before the election.