Justin Timberlake, a ten-time Grammy Award winner has decided to invest in a special project. He has encouraged the efforts put forth by Music City Baseball to bring a Major Baseball League franchise to Nashville. Moreover, the collaboration with Justin Timberlake will be huge for this movement as he is a renowned star all over the world.
Music City Baseball’s effort
The said group has taken the initiative to introduce the MLB franchise in Nashville. Reportedly, the team will be referred to as Nashville Stars for the time being. A Tennesse newspaper reported on Wednesday morning that Timberlake will be joining the movement. He was quite thrilled about it. He said,
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 Music City.
A group, including former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, businessman John Loar, former pitcher, and baseball executive Dave Stewart, and Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa, lead Music City Baseball. Most recently, former major league executive Dave Dombrowski joined the organization as an adviser.
The Reaction to Justin Timberlake Addition
All the investors who were already on board are very happy with the new addition. They feel that Timberlake’s involvement adds star power to the group. Additionally, Dombrowski 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.
The group’s leaders have said that diversity will be a key focus for them. Mainly, this feature attracted Timberlake, which convinced him to invest.
Justin Timberlake and Sports
Reportedly, this is not Timberlake’s first investment in the sports category. Previously, he became a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012. Timberlake is also an avid sports fan, as per reports. The website Celebrity Net Worth estimated his net worth at $250 million. After Timberlake, many other top-shot names have decided to join the initiative.