BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place in Coney Island this Fourth of July, but there will be modifications because of the pandemic.

There won't be a live audience, and the contestants will be socially distanced while following other safety guidelines.

The contest will be televised from a private location, and will be dedicated to raising money for food banks.

Joey Chestnut is expected to try to defend his title again on the men's side.

He ate 71 dogs and buns in 10 minutes last year to win his 12th Mustard Belt.

Reigning women's champ Miki Sudo is also expected to compete this year.

She devoured 31 hot dogs and buns last year for her sixth straight win.