The off-season can be rough on a sports fan. The NFL’s off-season lasts a little over six months. There is a four-month hiatus between the World Series and the start of Major League Baseball action in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues. At three months, the NBA’s off-season layoff is by far the shortest, but any die-hard basketball fan will tell you that it’s three months too long.
For fans who bleed their team’s colors year-round, realtor.com has put together a list of homes where there is no such thing as an off-season. From the home hardwood of the Miami Heat to the retractable roof of the Arizona Diamondbacks, here are nine awesome condos demonstrating that fan allegiance can be a luxury lifestyle choice.
1. America Airlines Arena – Miami Heat
Description: This deluxe penthouse, which looks over AA Arena, the home of LeBron James and the world champion Miami Heat, offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,582 square feet. Besides its sports-venue views, the Miamiproperty includes community amenities such as 24-hour valet service, a theater, a billiards room, a piano bar and a botanical garden.
2. LP Field – Tennessee Titans
Price: $1.25 million
Description: Up your fan-cave game with the ultimate Tennessee Titans tailgate loft. This property goes above and beyond team tribute; it acts as a mecca to all things Titans with a team-styled wet bar, a pool table and other assorted swag. And, as if that were not enough, a top-floor garage door opens to a Jacuzzi overlooking LP Stadium.
3. Petco Park – San Diego Padres
Description: Found high atop the luxurious downtown high-rise known as the Mark, this amazing penthouse just so happens to overlook the home of the San Diego Padres, Petco Park. With a high vantage point, the 2,430-square-foot pad is essentially the ultimate bleacher seat, with unobstructed views of the stadium in essentially every room. Beyond the free Padres seasons tickets, the posh spread offers one bedroom and one bath. VIP box-style features range from dark wood flooring to 10-foot ceilings to floor-to-ceiling walls of glass.
4. AT&T Stadium – Dallas Cowboys
Description: Many were in awe when J.J. unveiled his mecca to “America’s team,” a 105,000-seat, gigantic-scoreboard-laden ode to all things football known simply as Cowboys Stadium. The Dallas landmark is just one of many prime destinations found near this recently built condo complex, which exhibits prime-time views from a host of rooftop terraces.
5. AT&T Park – San Francisco Giants
Price: $1.588 million
Description: If the sound of the long ball splashing into McCovey Cove or the aroma of a fresh batch of Gilroy garlic fries wets your whistle, you will want to take a close look at this three-bedroom, two-bathroom gem found just a short walk from AT&T Park. Featuring a flexible floor plan and a host of high-end amenities, this property is about as versatile as the San Francisco Giants’ 2012 World Series championship team.
6. Nationwide Arena – Columbus Blue Jackets
Description: Contemporary penthouse living and ice hockey collide at this stunning condo found in the fittingly named Arena District of Columbus, OH. Located just minutes away from the home of the Blue Jackets, the North Bank Park condo delivers downtown living at its finest with a luxurious urban living environment and an excellent jumping-off point for everything Columbus.
7. Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa Bay Lightning
Price: $1.895 million
Description: Take in the vibrant culture of downtown Tampa while never missing a Lightning game from this high-rise oasis on Harbour Island. Offering nearly 4,000 square feet of prime living space, the all-star penthouse gushes in all things luxury with Brazilian cherry hardwood, exotic granite, onyx and other fine finishes. Adding to its appeal, the prized penthouse comes with its own boat slip, which is a serious upgrade over the roving Zamboni.
8. Chase Field – Arizona Diamondbacks
Description: The downtown Phoenix cityscape is punctuated by ASU campuses, US Airways Arena and Symphony Hall. But the individual lucky enough to call this condo home may indulge in all things Arizona Diamondbacks. Looking out over Chase Field, this downtown masterpiece certainly has baseball appeal. However, it takes things one step further with a host of luxuries ranging from a fitness center to a negative-edge pool to access to Club 252.
9. Bridgestone Arena – Nashville Predators
Description: With a wet bar, pool access and a tennis club membership included, this Nashville apartment was already a hot commodity. However, it flexes serious muscle along the avenue of sports and entertainment as a prime jumping-off point to Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, LP Field and other Nashville landmarks.
This article was originally published by Neil J. Leitereg on Realtor.com. To see the original article, click here.