Earthquakes unveil Dollar Dog Wednesdays

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to officiate Police vs. Fire Hot Dog Eating Contest on May 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that Dollar Dog Wednesdays will kick off on May 2 when the club hosts D.C. United with a Police vs. Fire hot dog eating competition officiated by five-time defending Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating champion Joey Chestnut.

Per the promotion, fans can buy $1 hot dogs at Buck Shaw Stadium for each of the club’s three Wednesday matches in 2012. In addition to May 2, the offer also extends to key Western Conference matches on July 18 against FC Dallas and Sept. 19 against the Portland Timbers. Kickoff time against D.C. United and Portland is slated for 7:30 p.m., while the nationally-televised tilt with FC Dallas on NBC Sports Network is set for a slightly-later 8 p.m. start.

When the Earthquakes welcome D.C. United to town on May 2 on Police & Fire Night, local police and fire departments will participate in a hot dog eating contest with Chestnut presiding over the competition as a guest judge. The contest begins at 6:45 p.m. PT in the Epicenter Fan Zone. The iconic eater is a San Jose resident who attended San Jose State University.

Prorated season tickets for the remainder of the Earthquakes’ 2012 home schedule are still available for purchase by calling (408) 556-7700. Individual tickets are also on sale and can be purchased by calling 1-800-225-2277 or online at www.sjearthquakes.com. For information on the new T-Mobile 4G Power Zone promotion, offering fans the opportunity to purchase great seats for only $15 – the most affordable Earthquakes tickets available to the public, please visit www.sjearthquakes.com/t-mobile-4gpowerzone.