Justin Timberlake has invested in Music City Baseball, a group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Tennessee.
Per the New York Post, the singer said in a statement: “I am thrilled to be involved in the movement to bring Major League Baseball to the great state of Tennessee. I believe in Music City Baseball’s vision of linking baseball and music in a unique way to unite and entertain people and I am excited to help generate awareness throughout the community as we share our vision for bringing MLB to MusJuic City.”
Timberlake, who is a Tennessee native, is currently a minority owner of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
Dave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations for the Red Sox, is also part of Music City Baseball and explains that Timberlake’s involvement in the group adds star power.
He said, “For us this is huge. I mean [Timberlake] is somebody that’s world-known, huge in the area and the region and the state. He supports baseball and all of the other things that we stand for. Having someone like that involved speaks a lot for his interest in making this work and also gives us support in talking to other individuals of this ilk. It’s extremely important to us.
They hope to bring the team, tentatively called the Nashville Stars, to the city by 2024.