2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest to Be Held at Private Location Without Fans

June 18, 2020

With many sporting events still on hold, there is one competition that refused to shut down this year.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, the Fourth of July tradition at New York's Coney Island, will go on this year, but with a few adjustments. The contest will be held in a private location and with no fans in attendance, reports TMZ.

According to reports, all staffers will be wearing masks and gloves, and all eaters will be tested for COVID-19, with the private location being sanitized for safety as well.

The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is normally held at the home of the original Nathans, Coney Island in New York, but the new location won’t be disclosed to avoid fans coming to watch.

For those watching at home, reigning champion Joey Chestnut said back in April he was training as if the contest would go on. Hopefully the changes don’t throw him off his game.

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