Reese Witherspoon & Derrick Henry Become Owners Of Nashville SC MLS Team
Celebrities will be joining the ownership team of Major League Soccer club Nashville SC, Nashville native Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth, and star running back for the Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry. Witherspoon, Toth and Henry will be minority owners.
Witherspoon said in a statement of Nashville SC, “The opportunity to go as a family and watch a world-class team compete has been such an incredible experience.” The actress ended with “we are thrilled to be a part of the NSC family!”
Henry called the moment a “dream come true” for him and ensured locals that “My investment in Nashville SC is way more than financial, it’s truly an investment in the city of Nashville. The chance to be a part of a club like Nashville SC, especially after seeing what they are accomplishing in the community is an opportunity I did not want to miss.” Henry is the 4th NFL player to move into team ownership while still playing, joining Patrick Mahomes, Mark Ingram and Russell Wilson who are invested in MLS teams of their own.
This announcement comes as the team’s official home stadium, Geodis Park, is finally being completed. Nashville SC will host its inaugural match in the stadium on May 1 against the Philadelphia Union. The club was supposed to be playing in this stadium since their 2020 MLS debut, but delays pushed the reveal back to this year.
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Nashville SC had been playing games at the Titans’ field Nissan Stadium on a temporary basis. Geodis Park apparently has the distinction of the largest stadium in the U.S. made specifically for soccer.
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