The Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Will Be Held Indoors on July 4

  • 4 years ago
The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered July 4th plans, but Independence Day will still go on.And that mean that so will the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.Major League Eating (MLE)—which sanctions the contest—boasted it would be the "first major league sport back.".And perennial Nathan's champion Joey Chestnut told TMZ he was still training for the event.But for 2020—the 104th edition of the contest—Chestnut and company will indeed be eating indoors.According to MLE, the event will take place "in a private location with COVID-19 safety measures in place.".This first-ever indoor venue will be "a large, open warehouse-like space" featuring a 30-foot-long table. .For those used to watching the event at home, ESPN will still broadcast it starting at 12 noon Eastern Time