Knoxville News Sentinel

An ownership group led by the Haslam family plans to sell the Tennessee Smokies baseball team to local businessman Randy Boyd, according to the Knoxville News.

Boyd, the founder and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, said Thursday that he’s hoping to close the deal within the next two weeks, and that owning the Smokies has been among his ambitions “for as long as I can remember.”

“It is a financial investment, but it’s really more of a community investment,” he said. “I plan on keeping it ‘til I die, passing it on to my children, and hopefully they’ll pass it on to their children.”

Read the full Knoxville News report here.