Some Nashville investors and supporters are making a push for Music City to be among the communities awarded expansion franchises by Major League Soccer.
Bill Hagerty, a former state commissioner of economic and community development, and Will Alexander, the son of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, are spearheading the effort called the Nashville MLS Organizing Committee. It includes a bipartisan group of former politicians and leaders of Nashville-area companies.
“Music City’s diverse and growing population, vibrant economy and passionate sports culture make it an ideal fit for the MLS,” Hagerty said.
While Nashville is seeking to leapfrog several other cities vying for MLS teams, Hagerty said (continue reading)