AMNY on Coney Island 2020

AMNY has an article about the prospects for Coney Island which includes quotes from George Shea on options for Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest:

The popular Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest also hangs, in the balance with several proposals by George Shea, the organizer and “ring master” of the event, as he tries to find an alternative way to hold the Independence Day hot dog extravaganza that normally attracts thousands.

The contest itself isn’t officially canceled. Shea is looking at ways to hold the July 4 ‘gorgefest’ behind closed doors, possibly without a crowd as Major League Baseball is proposing.

Shea, the eternal optimist, is being hit badly by the pandemic. Many of his projects involve large crowds.

“We can hold the Hot Dog Eat contest with 10 people if we needed,” said Shea, who views the contest as American as apple pie and a proud Fourth of July tradition.

Comments (5)


  1. anonymous said

    May 12, 2020 @ 8:45 pm

    jerkoff thats all he cares about

  2. Anonymous said

    May 13, 2020 @ 8:43 am

    It would never ever be the same, not even close. I do not know why he bothers. Stubborn beyond belief. Why did they stop the clock? He is a child to think there could be a contest this year.

  3. anonymous said

    May 13, 2020 @ 11:40 am

    His head is not screwed on right . Never was

  4. Rotten Apple Pie said

    May 13, 2020 @ 5:10 pm

    This year, holding the contest really would be American, given that the US is among the leading countries in deaths per 100,000 people due to coronavirus.

  5. anonymous said

    May 14, 2020 @ 3:03 pm

    If he willing to hold the contest in another state, NJ opened their boardwalks and beaches on the Jersey Shore and more will open on Memorial Day

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