PLAYA VISTA, Calif. –  On Friday, the Democratic National Committee announced the venue for the sixth Democratic presidential debate as Loyola Marymount University's Gersten Pavilion. 

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The debate, which is set for December 19, is to be co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico.

LMU President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., released the following statement regarding the debate:

“We welcome the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to campus, continuing LMU’s long-standing tradition of rigorous inquiry, debate, and civic engagement. As a nationally renowned, highly ranked university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, LMU is a destination for world leaders whose ideas confront humankind’s most challenging issues. Together, we seek to create the world we want to live in.”

The debate had previously been set to take place at UCLA. However, the DNC pulled the debate earlier this week, citing an ongoing dispute between the University and a labor union.

The Gersten Pavilion has previously hosted a White House economic forum as well as authors Elie Wiesel and Dave Eggers.