Eddie George has joined the Music City Baseball group according to Mike Organ of The Tennesean. He will be a member of the board and will be the chair of the real estate advisory committee according to the above linked article.
Eddie had this to say about joining the group:
“The vision is pretty great, the standard they have set is high,” George said. “Outside of the ballpark there is an entertainment district they want to implement with retail, residential and other business opportunities. We’re exploring a lot and have put a lot on the table in terms of different amenities and so forth. This is meant to be a project where people can come to 365; on baseball days and non-baseball days.”
Music City Baseball has no shortage of big names working to help bring an MLB team to Nashville. The last big announcement we saw from the group was when they announced Justin Timberlake had joined as an investor.
One other note on this group from today, Tony Larussa, who is also a member of the board, was named the manager of the Chicago White Sox. I have no idea why the White Sox decided to hire the 67-year-old as their manager or what it means for his role with Music City Baseball.
It is not clear currently whether Nashville would get a an MLB team that moves from it’s current city or an expansion team. The Tampa Bay Rays were one of the teams mentioned that could be looking to move. It will be interesting to see if anything changes now that they made the World Series.
The first task for Eddie George with Music City Baseball appears to be finding a site for the stadium to be built. If anyone can make this happen, it is Eddie George!