A few household names become owners of the Nashville SC
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry and actress Reese Witherspoon have joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer (MLS) Nashville SC as they prepare to open their new home stadium, GEODIS Park.
The two celebrities will act as minority shareholders, as will media and technology investor Jim Toth. For his part, John Ingram remains the main owner of this concession being in his third season with the Garber circuit.
“When I was a kid growing up in Florida, I envisioned myself owning a professional sports team and this opportunity to accomplish that in MLS is a dream come true,” Henry said in a statement Tuesday. . My investment in Nashville SC is much more than financial; it’s a commitment to the city of Nashville. The chance to be part of such an organization, especially after seeing its actions in the community, was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss. »
« I’m a native of Tennessee and it’s exciting to see the growth and development of our state, » Witherspoon said. One of the things that excites my whole family is this team. The opportunity to see a world-class team compete was an incredible experience.”
Nashville SC will play the Philadelphia Union for the first time in club history on Saturday at GEODIS Park, which seats about 30,000 spectators. Previously, he played his local games at Nissan Stadium, the home of the Titans (NFL). The Tennessee team is eighth in the MLS Western Conference with 11 points in eight games this season.