The Coronavirus has affected yet another sporting event – the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!
The annual event, usually held on the Fourth of July, will be moved from Coney Island to a private location. According to organizers, it will also be limited to 1/3 of its usual contestants and will be held without an audience.
“We were very pleased to be able to figure it out,” Major League Eating chair and competition host George Shea said. “I think that there are a lot of people very happy to have something typical of the summer.”
San Jose resident and 12-time winner Joey Chestnut will be definitely be in attendance as he looks to break his record of 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
And while you may not get to see it live, you can still watch it on ESPN, this July 4th, at noon ET.