SAN JOSE - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the National Hockey League's (@NHL) San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), will honor the city they call home on Sunday, November 17, 2019 for the first-ever 408 Night presented by the Environmental Services Department of at the City of San Jose.
The Barracuda will wear San Jose city flag inspired uniforms when they take on the Tucson Roadrunners and the first 4,000 fans in the building will get to pick a side for the 2019 San Jose Barracuda Waffle Eating Championship featuring San Jose natives Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie. The MLE (Major League Eating) sanctioned event will take place during the first intermission. Barracuda in-arena host Tanya Dubrul will also participate in the eight-minute eggo-style waffle eating competition, establishing in the process a new world record.
Team-issued jerseys can be bid on during the game. For more info on mobile bidding and blind auctions for the team-issued 408 Night jerseys click HERE.
Tickets start at just $10 and can be purchased by clicking HERE.
About Chestnut and Stonie:
Joey Chestnut, the number-one-ranked competitive eater in the world, holds 52 World Records across 52 disciplines. That is, in itself, a World Record of World Records. Chestnut defeated Takeru Kobayashi at the 2007 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contests to return the Mustard Yellow Belt to the United States. Since that year he has won an unprecedented 11 victories. The only person ever to beat him in Coney Island is Matt Stonie.
Stonie is the number-three-ranked competitive eater in the world. Since turning pro in 2011 at the tender age of 19, Stonie has wowed all who have seen him eat. He is known for his out-of-the-gate speed, often leaping ahead of the competition and setting a gap of speed and distance. As he has matured as an athlete, he has been able to maintain this pace for the duration of each contest. Notably, in 2015, Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. His victory was a lesson in rhythm and consistency, and stands out in record books among Joey's string of victories.
About Major League Eating:
Major League Eating (MLE), the world governing body of all stomach-centric sports, conducts more than 80 events annually, including the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y. The competitive eating community is made up of more than 8,000 veteran and rookie gurgitators who travel the nation in search of top titles and the glory that they provide. For more information, visit www.MajorLeagueEating.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eatfastand on Twitter and Instagram at @eatingcontest.