NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk is expected to close on the purchase of a $1 million home in Nashville by the end of the month, a source said Friday, further evidence of her commitment to remain in control of the franchise.
When Bud Adams died, he left ownership divided into five pieces. Strunk owns a third, her sister Susie Smith owns a third and the family of Bud Adams' deceased son owns a third that is divided into three parts. One of those three parts is Kenneth Adams IV, Bud Adams' grandson who lives in Nashville and works in the team's front office.
Since the team relocated to Nashville in 1997, it has always had a satellite owner. Bud Adams remained in Houston and his heirs with the biggest shares in the team since he passed away on Oct. 21, 2013 are all also in Texas.
While Strunk isn't moving full time to Nashville, the Waller, Texas resident will integrate more into the city by having a home base in the Green Hills area of town.
During her time in Nashville since March 2015, she's stayed in a hotel.
Roger Goodell said at the Super Bowl the league still had issues with the team's ownership structure.
While the ownership group has signed off on Strunk being controlling owner, her 33 percent does not make her a majority owner who can make big decisions without the consent of her partners.
Strunk has gradually become more visible publicly. She appeared in a team-produced video about the team's hires of general manager Jon Robinson and coach Mike Mularkey. She spoke at two events for season ticket holders. And on March 19, she chatted casually with a reporter on the record at SportsFest, an event at Nissan Stadium hosted by the team's flagship station.
She said league issues with the franchise's ownership structure would be resolved and that she wasn't worried.
The resolution will result in her maintaining control of the team, she said, “which I already think I am.”