A champion has been added to the Milwaukee Brewers family. Reports have surfaced that Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has purchased a minority stake in the Milwaukee Brewers ownership group.
Just weeks after winning the NBA Finals and bringing a title to the city of Milwaukee for the first time since 1971, Giannis is joining forces with the Brew Crew.
Jon Heyman was the first to report after the Brewers announced a mysterious afternoon press conference on Friday without listing a reason for it.
Giannis Antetokounmpo joins a growing list of athletes buying ownership stakes in other local sports franchises with his investment in the Brewers.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers bought a small stake in the Milwaukee Bucks. Now Giannis buys a piece of the Brewers. All that’s left to complete the circle is for Christian Yelich to buy stock in the Packers. Although a share in the Packers costs less than what it cost Giannis and Rodgers to buy their stakes. There are many more professional athletes who have bought ownership stakes in other teams.
The Brewers didn’t announce what percentage of the team Giannis now owns, but they did say that this came together over the past year, and was finalized and approved back in May 2021. Also, he was given a jersey and spoke highly of the city of Milwaukee at the press conference.
As if it wasn’t clear enough already about Giannis investing in the city of Milwaukee with his supermax contract extension he signed last year, now with his ownership stake in the Brewers, it’s even more obvious that he has planted his roots here and wants to stay.
Mark Attanasio is still the controlling owner of the franchise, but this is really cool to see the synergy between the Milwaukee sports teams. We’ll also likely be seeing more of Giannis around American Family Field watching Brewers games.
Adding Giannis to the ownership group will help increase the visibility of the ownership group. Currently, most fans only know Attanasio, although there are a handful of others. Now they also know Giannis, and he’s probably going to be more recognizable than Attanasio is.
The Brewers players went to support Giannis and the Bucks in the NBA Finals, and now Giannis is supporting them with an ownership stake and hopefully being present at a World Series run later this year.
Giannis is now a co-owner of the Milwaukee Brewers. Let that sink in.