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Eastern Kentucky University and Centre College in Kentucky have both been visited by members of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The two institutions both applied to host debates in next year’s presidential race. Officials with the schools confirmed today that members of the commission visited both campuses to tour potential venues.

At EKU, the venue is a new, 2,000-seat center for the arts that will open in September. At Centre, a recently-renovated 1,500-seat concert hall would likely host the debate, if the school is selected.

Centre hosted a vice presidential debate in 2000. Several Indiana schools also applied to host debates.

Additional information from the Associated Press