Actor Matthew McConaughey becomes a part owner in a Major League soccer team with its home in Austin. The team is Austin FC. His fellow owners are investor Eddie Margain, energy entrepreneur Bryan Sheffield and Marius Hass a tech executive. The majority partner and CEO Anthony Precourt says he's happy the group loves Austin and "the beautiful game of soccer."
McConaughey said this in a press release: "Austin FC is more than a quality investment for Austin, it's a quality investment in Austin. The most diverse and borderless means the game is now coming to one of the most multi-cultural, creative and diverse cities in the world. Austin FC is a healthy investment in our city's culture and future,"
In 2021, Austin FC will compete in Major League Soccer and will open a new stadium on McKalla Place in north central Austin.