If you think you have what it takes to become the world's next hot dog-eating champion, you now have a chance to put your skills to the test.
Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest will visit Salt Lake City on July 23 to seek champions for its 2020 Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.
The event will take place on the Smith's Field Ballpark after the Bee's baseball game, according to a press release.
The top woman and man finishers will qualify for the international champion competition held in Coney Island, New York on July 4, 2020. They will face reigning champions Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.
“The launch of the Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating contest circuit means that we again are on our way toward the most exciting day of the year: July 4th,” Phil McCann, senior director of marketing of Nathan’s, stated in a press release. "We have never had a qualifier in Salt Lake City, and this allows us to identify new talent to represent our nation on the most patriotic day of the year.”
An estimated 35,000 people have traveled to Coney Island to the witness the hot dog-eating competition.
“The Nathan’s hot dog-eating contest is a holiday celebration that is recognized across the globe,” Major League Eating Chair George Shea stated in a press release. “There is no greater honor on July 4th than competing against the greatest eaters in the world on the big stage in Coney Island.”
Those who are interested in participating in the Salt Lake City qualifier should visit www.majorleagueeating.com. All competitors must be over the age of 18.