Nashville Trying to Get MLB Team

Major League Baseball hasn’t offered a professional team to Tennessee state civilians. However, that could change over the coming years if “Music City Baseball” can obtain approval to bring an MLB team to Nashville. It was announced on September 10th that Music City Baseball has partnered with Justin Timberlake, with both parties working towards getting a professional baseball franchise to Nashville.

Music City Baseball is an investment group that comprises of civic leaders & prominent members in the Nashville business community. They maintain an impressive roster of celebrity personalities backing their investment movements. This includes Luke Combs, Eric Church, and Kane Brown. All three are country music icons that’ll now receive assistance from Justin Timberlake, an infamous signer from the pop genre.

Justin Timberlake issued a press release statement after Music City Baseball confirmed his involvement. Timberlake emphasized his excitement towards bringing a Major League Baseball franchise to Nashville & the state of Tennessee. Justin mentioned that MCBs visionary goal to bring baseball together with music would unite the MLB community while entertaining thousands across North America. Timberlake hopes to use his persona to educate Nashville & Tennessee civilians on the possibilities that a professional MLB team can bring to their state.

Convincing Major League Baseball Executives to permit another franchise will be a more formidable hurdle to overcome. However, Music City Baseball has employed the efforts of Dave Dombrowski. This man is a veteran at MLB Corporate, previously maintaining the position of “President of Baseball Operations” with the Boston Red Sox. Under his leadership, the Red Sox acquires three back-to-back “American League East Titles”. His involvement will likely garner the attention of MLB Corporate and could assist with Tennessee getting their first professional baseball franchise.

The President of Music City Baseball, John Loar, spoke on the group’s partnership with Justin Timberlake. John evoked that Timberlake’s management was contacted & proposed an idea that would allow for the pop icon to join their group. This initial discussion with his management prompted six-months of negotiation. Discussions closed out by the beginning of September. It should be noted that the likelihood of Nashville receiving an MLB franchise before 2025 is unlikely.