Wilson and Ciara also each released statements on TraceMe. The Wilson's are two of five on the group's leadership list. "Bringing a Major League Baseball team to Portland could have many extremely positive economic and social ramifications for the city, and I look forward to looking hearing more about the possibilities of this initiative".
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Portland Diamond Project, the company leading the push, announced Friday that the husband-and-wife celebrities have each invested individually as "owner/investors" in the project.
The 2014 Super Bowl champion announced Friday that he and his wife, Grammy victor Ciara, are joining the Portland Diamond Project, a local management group focused on bringing a Major League Baseball team to the city of Portland, Oregon.
"When I think about bringing new energy, spirit, and care to a city it reminds me of being a father", Wilson wrote in his blog post.
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The married couple did not say how much money they were investing in the Portland Diamond Project, which is now negotiating bids on several potential stadium locations in Portland.
"Owning a professional sports franchise has always been one of Wilson's dreams", Barrett said.
"I want to see this vision come to life and empower more women owners in major sports franchises", Ciara said in a news release.
Melanie Mesaros with the Port of Portland confirmed to KOIN 6 News the Portland Diamond Project has been in touch about buying Terminal 2 as the site for a baseball stadium. It's the third known site the group is considering for big-league baseball in Portland. It is led by former Nike executive Craig Cheek, who got to know Wilson when the quarterback signed his endorsement deal with the brand.
The Seattle Seahawks star quarterback, who led the team to a Super Bowl victory in his second season, and the platinum recording artist, who has been dominating the stage almost 15 years, look forward to having a significant role in Portland's Major League Baseball team. In 2016, Wilson announced he partnered with a group trying to bring an National Basketball Association and NHL team to Seattle.