Russell Wilson and Ciara join efforts to bring MLB team to Portland

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara have teamed up with the Portland Diamond Group’s campaign to bring a MLB team to Portland.

The Portland Diamond Group, which is seeking to bring a major league team to Portland and is exploring potential stadium sites, brought on the married couple into the efforts and would make them minority owners if the city gets an MLB team.

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred indicated earlier this year that the league would like to get to 32 teams.

Given efforts made by the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics to remain in their respective cities, expansion is likely Portland’s best chance at landing a professional baseball team.