The Eastern Conference team announced last year that Nashville Predators star Filip Forsberg joined as a part-owner, bringing one of the city’s most beloved athletes into the fold. The 29-year-old is the all-time leading scorer for the Predators and has set up long-term roots in the city.

“I was so excited when I first heard that they were coming, just a team, because they were playing in the [USL Championship], obviously, here in town, and they played at the baseball stadium,” Forsberg explained during a recent interview on Offside with Taylor Twellman. “Obviously, it was not the same production that we put on now at GEODIS [Park]. You heard the rumblings in the background of, ‘This is a startup. MLS is going to try to make it here.’

” … Once that happened, I was keeping a very close eye on it,” he added. “Once, two years ago, when we extended our contract here to stay for eight more years, we were approached by John Ingram and the team and asked if we had any interest. We never looked back. That was a pretty easy decision.”


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