Black History Month Staff Profiles: Tramayne Russell  

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Throughout Black History Month, we’re chatting with the Black members of our staff about their experiences in the sports industry, how they got to where they are today, and what Black History Month means to them.

First up, meet Tramayne Russell.

What is your role with Nashville SC?

Currently, I’m the Vice President, Ticketing for Nashville SC.

Tell us about your career path. What led you to join Nashville SC?

I’ve worked in professional sports for almost 20 years and have worked for a number of teams and agencies along the way. I have a passion for opening new venues. This is number four. Coming to Nashville SC gave me the opportunity to open the largest soccer-specific stadium in the US and Canada and do something that I’ve never done before which is launch a brand-new club in MLS.

Why is representation so important, particularly in the sports industry?

Seeing someone who looks like you, understands you and has the same shared experiences as you are so important. This is what representation is. It opens doors for those that may not have had those opportunities in the past.

Who were some of your role models in the industry? What did you learn from them?

Being in this industry as long as I have, I’ve had the privilege to work with and learn from some amazing people. Too many to name. I’ve learned to never stop learning, to appreciate YOUR journey and don’t forget to reach back and help others.

What does the club’s “Everyone N” motto mean to you?

It means everything to me. I take it to heart. I take pride in knowing that our organization has inclusivity as one of it’s core values.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black history is American history. While I’m grateful that we shine light on the important contributions that Black men and women have made in this country during the month of February, this is something that should be celebrated all year around.