The 2016 Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia, according to a committee statement.

The convention will take place on July 25. Republicans will host their convention in Cleveland the week before, on July 18-21.

Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz made the decision.

“I am thrilled to announce that Philadelphia will host the convention where we will nominate the 45th President of the United States,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.

“In addition to their commitment to a seamless and safe convention, Philadelphia’s deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special gathering," she added. "I cannot wait to join Democrats across the country to celebrate our shared values, lay out a Democratic vision for the future, and support our nominee.”

The two other cities in Democratic contention were New York City and Columbus, Ohio.