Eric Stonestreet part of new Kansas City Royals ownership group

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Eric Stonestreet (left) and George Brett (courtesy KMBC) Eric Stonestreet (left) and George Brett (courtesy KMBC)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KAKE) -

Actor and Kansas native Eric Stonestreet might play a football coach on “Modern Family,” but in real life, he’s now a part owner of the Kansas City Royals.

KMBC reports a full list of the people who are part of the new ownership group was released by The Athletic writer Alec Lewis. Toward the bottom of that list is Stonestreet’s name.

"It's no secret how passionate I am about Kansas City, along with Kansas City sports and Major League Baseball," Stonestreet said. "When this opportunity arose to invest in the Royals, I could not think of a more exciting or fitting way to combine one of my passions with my love for the great people of my hometown.

"I look forward to being part of a group working to bring championship baseball to Kansas City once again."

Stonestreet is a Piper High School and Kansas State University graduate.

The Royals will formally introduce new Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman during a news conference on Tuesday.

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