INDIANAPOLIS–The top-ranked competitive eater in the world, Joey Chestnut, will be at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis with the intention of trying to win the World Record Popcorn-eating Challenge.
Chestnut, who lives in Westfield, already owns more than 50 competitive eating records, including winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest a record 15 times.
The current world record for most popcorn eaten in eight minutes is 28.5, 24-ounce servings. Chestnut hopes to get at least 29 at Victory Field on Tuesday, August 23.
“Since I’ve moved to Indiana, I have loved going to Indianapolis Indians games and enjoying the whole experience – including the items offered at the concession stand. I’m ready to claim the world champion popcorn-eating challenge at the best minor league ballpark in America at Victory Field, surrounded by Hoosiers, doing what I love,” said Chestnut.
Tonight, however, Chestnut will distribute his Classic Boardwalk Coney Sauce to the first 500 fans in the Center Field Plaza before participating in a series of in-game eating challenges on the home dugout. After the game, 3,000 fans will receive his signature Coney Sauce while exiting the ballpark.
Gates open at 6 PM with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM on both Tuesdays.