NJ/NY Gotham FC has added Next 3 Founder and CEO Carolyn Tisch Blodgett as a new minority owner and strategic investor, the team announced on Wednesday, three days ahead of its first appearance in a National Women’s Soccer League Championship match.
Tisch Blodgett will sit on the NWSL Board of Governors as the alternate governor to Tammy Murphy. Tisch Blodgett is leading the investment with backing from the Tisch family, including New York Football Giants co-owners Laurie, Jonathan and Steve Tisch.
“We’re in the midst of writing a new chapter in the history of women’s sports,” Tisch Blodgett said. “I believe that together with Tammy, the extended Gotham FC ownership, commissioner Berman and the NWSL, we have the opportunity to elevate our players as leaders, not just in women’s sports, but sports – period.”
Tisch Blodgett was the head of global marketing at Peloton, a company she helped transform from a little-known fitness start-up into the global leader in connected fitness and a household name over her four years there. In addition to leading Next 3, she also acts as strategic advisor to the Tisch Ownership Group, which co-owns the New York Football Giants. Former Giants quarterback and Super Bowl winner Eli Manning is already part of the Gotham FC ownership group.
“With Gotham FC, this is our chance to create an iconic global franchise,” Tisch Blodgett said. “We have some of the world’s greatest athletes right here in our own backyard and I’m excited to work with the team to shine a brighter light on them, build a world-class fan experience for our local community and leave an indelible mark on society that will inspire the next generation of young girls and boys.”
Tisch Blodgett went to Yale for her undergraduate degree and Harvard Business School for her master’s degree. She is the founder and CEO of investment company Next 3.
Wednesday’s news continues expansion of the Gotham FC investment group. Tisch Blodgett joins founding owners Tammy Murphy, husband and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Steven Temares; as well as Manning, WNBA legend Sue Bird, NBA star Kevin Durant, two-time World Cup winner Carli Lloyd, Rich Kleiman, Ed Nalbandian, and New York Football Giants chief business officer Pete Guelli.
“I am delighted to welcome and work alongside Carolyn,” said Club Chair Tammy Murphy. “She’s an accomplished executive who was instrumental in building the Peloton brand into a household name and later turned her professional focus toward representing her family’s interests with the New York Football Giants. Carolyn’s work ethic, track record of success, and overall knowledge of the sports world will be tremendous assets to our club as we continue to build for the future.”
Gotham FC hopes to bottle its off-field momentum on Saturday by capturing a first-ever NWSL Championship in San Diego, where they will play OL Reign. The match will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
Your accountSign in
/ 14 hours ago
Just four days before her 18th birthday, Gisele Thompson decided to forgo college soccer...
/ 21 hours ago
2024 will be a year of fresh starts for England and head coach Sarina...
/ 4 days ago
Inverted fullbacks are in vogue. They are the tactical concept of the time, but...