Reese Witherspoon, Derrick Henry Join Nashville SC Ownership Group
Nashville SC principal owner, John Ingram, has announced actor, Reese Witherspoon, Tennessee Titans running back, Derrick Henry and media and technology investor, Jim Toth, as the minority owners of the MLS club.
The trio will bring significant cache to a team that is trying to set a tone to achieve national success, with the club now preparing for the opening of ‘GEODIS Park’, which is the largest football specific stadium in the US and Canada, in five days time.
Commenting on join the ownership group, Witherspoon, said: “As a Tennessee native, it is thrilling to see how much growth and development has come to our home state.”
“One of the things that my whole family is most excited about is Nashville Soccer Club! The opportunity to go as a family and watch a world class team compete has been such an incredible experience.
“The team, the management and the players have worked so hard to build this amazing organization and community.
“So, I’m thrilled to announce that my husband, Jim Toth, and I have made an investment in the club and are now a part of the ownership group moving forward.
“On behalf of Jim and our children, we are thrilled to be a part of the NSC family,” she said.
Henry, added: “As a kid growing up in Florida, I imagined being a professional sports owner and the opportunity to do that with a Major League Soccer club is truly a dream come true.”
“My investment in Nashville SC is way more than financial, it’s truly an investment in the city of Nashville.
“The chance to be part of a club like Nashville SC, especially after seeing what they are accomplishing in the community, was an opportunity I did not want to miss,” he said.
The announcement comes after Sorare partnered with the MLS in a multi-year deal to extend the league’s fan experience.