Fourth of July is here, which means it is time for the 2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Competition to see who can scarf down the most franks as we celebrate gluttony and freedom in the United States. Joey Chestnut is in search of his 13th mustard belt and his fifth consecutive title. Since 2007, Chestnut has only suffered defeat once on the big stage when Matt Stonie captured the title in 2015.
The record is held by Joey Chestnut, eating a whopping 74 hot dogs during the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut has eaten at least 70 hot dogs in the previous three competitions.
This year, it was announced that the Fourth of July tradition will go on as planned but it will take place at a private location. The event generally draws thousands of fans and viewers to Coney Island each year.
In addition to the secret location, the event will be held without fans and there will be 1/3 of the usual amount of competitors in order to ensure social distancing, according to TMZ Sports. However, competitive eating icon Joey Chestnut is still expected to participate as he aims to break his own record of 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
All competitors will be tested for COVID-19 prior to the competition, while all staffers will be required to wear masks and gloves. As an added bonus, Major League Eating and the competitors will be donating to local food banks and will take time to honor essential workers who have been battling the pandemic on the front lines.
Will Chestnut up the ante once again or will an underdog shock the world?
All of the information you need to watch the 2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest can be seen below.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2020 Viewing Info & Details
Event: 2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Date: Thursday, July 4
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
TV Info: ESPN
How To Watch The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Online
The best way to watch the 2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest via a live stream is going to be WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the games through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes NBC and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note: ESPN on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Hartford-New Haven, L.A., Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, D.C.
How To Watch The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest On Mobile
If you can’t watch the games on your TV or computer, ESPN has you covered with their ESPN App. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV also has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch Winnipeg vs. Vegas for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Past Winners
2019: Joey Chestnut
2018: Joey Chestnut
2017: Joey Chestnut
2016: Joey Chestnut
2015: Matt Stonie
2014: Joey Chestnut
2013: Joey Chestnut
2012: Joey Chestnut
2011: Joey Chestnut
2010: Joey Chestnut
2009: Joey Chestnut
2008: Joey Chestnut
2007: Joey Chestnut