Ten-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake is the latest big name to join the effort to bring an MLB expansion team to Nashville, officially joining the group as an investor and advisor.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Timberlake already owns a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies. He’s been working with the Music City Baseball group trying to bring a franchise to the city for six months.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has said Nashville is a viable market as he looks to expand the league to 32 teams. The city has a successful Triple-A ball club, the Nashville Sounds. Nashville currently has three major professional teams: the NFL’s Titans, the NHL’s Predators, and Nashville SC, which joined MLS as an expansion team in 2020.
Music City Baseball Leadership Team:
- Managing Director John Loar
- Former Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox General Manager Dave Dombrowski
- Three-time World Series champion pitcher Dave Stewart
- Longtime major league manager Tony La Russa
- Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick
- Nashville community leader Gail Williams