The compound sits on nearly 2 acres, and includes a 8,000-square foot main house and a 1,100-square foot guesthouse.
The property also boasts a veritable theme park of entertainment options, including two pools, a spa, lazy river, slide, waterfalls, batting cages, sport court and putting green, swim-up bar, submerged lounge beds, and covered grotto for entertaining.
Fitzgerald has two sons, Devin and Apollo—and they must have had a blast cavorting around in this top-notch backyard.
There’s also plenty to keep the homeowners and their lucky guests busy indoors, including a 1,200-bottle wine room, billiard area, and home theater. The master bedroom includes a fireplace, hair-dressing studio, sauna, and a private outdoor shower area.
Drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2004, Fitzgerald has become a beloved member of the Arizona community, not just thanks to his Hall of Fame-worthy on-field play—but also thanks to his philanthropy.
Just this week, the wide receiver picked up the tab for an entire day’s worth of food at Casella’s Italian Delicatessen in Scottsdale, after learning that its owner, 79-year-old Joe Casella, was battling cancer.
He was also recently asked to speak at the memorial service of Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Republican, after the two forged a deep friendship through their work in the community.
Does the listing signal that the end of his storied NFL career is near? The property’s price could offer a clue. According to records, Fitzgerald paid $5.5 million for the home in 2011—which means he’s listing it for half a million dollars less than he paid.
So, it appears as if he’s not holding out for top dollar on this deal. Only time will tell, but for now, Cardinals fans will continue to cheer the hometown hero, and hope he hangs around for a few more seasons to come.