The Lansing Lugnuts announced on Thursday morning that world champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut will make an appearance at Jackson Field later this summer.

The 15-time world hot dog eating champion (pictured above) is scheduled to appear in Lansing on August 10th as part of Olive Burger Night at the ballpark in downtown Lansing.

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It's part of many promotions that the Lugnuts will do in the 2023 season.  It all starts with the Crosstown Showdown on April 4th when they play Michigan State in a seven-inning exhibition game.  The regular season begins on April 7th at the Great Lakes Loons.  And then the home opener is on Tuesday, April 11th against the arch-rival West Michigan Whitecaps.

The Lansing Lugnuts enter their 27th season in 2023.  They have been the Class High-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics since 2021.  They have been affiliated with the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, and the Toronto Blue Jays in the 26 years previously.

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