Seattle Sounders FC announced Tuesday that Ken Griffey, Jr. and his family have been added to the Major League Soccer club's ownership group.

The Griffey family's ownership stake was finalized this year before the coronavirus pandemic.

"Ken Griffey Jr. is a name that requires no introduction, whether in Seattle or across the sports world, and we couldn't be more proud to welcome Ken and his family into our club," said Sounders FC majority owner Adrian Hanauer.

"As a lifelong resident of this great city, bringing someone like Ken into Sounders FC holds a special significance to me, as he is truly a part of Seattle sports' heart and soul. We value the contributions that he will add as a partner in our club and welcome him and his family with open arms."

Among other people who form part of the ownership group are Ciara and Russell Wilson, Macklemore and wife, Tricia Davis, and Terry Myerson and his wife, Katie.