Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry made a significant business move this offseason. The All-Pro running back has joined Nashville Soccer Club's ownership group.
Nashville Soccer Club announced that Henry is joining its ownership group just five days before it opens its new home, GEODIS Park.
Henry called this latest move a "dream come true." He also believes his investment shows his commitment to the city of Nashville.
“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,” Henry said, via Nashville Soccer Club. “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.”
This isn't the first time we've seen an NFL star invest in an MLS franchise. Patrick Mahomes joined Sporting Kansas City's ownership group in 2021.
Henry isn't the only notable name joining Nashville Soccer Club's ownership group this week. Technology investor Jim Toth and iconic actress Reese Witherspoon have also invested in the team.
Nashville Soccer Club will host Philadelphia at GEODIS Park on May 1.