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Old 10-29-2018, 01:09 AM
 
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How do pro athletes find housing?

I mean in the minor, major leagues, top flights internationally, or even second tier leagues for any team sport.

Individual, you can just live wherever, you make your own schedule.

But with team, you have to live near the team. But you can be traded, cut, any moment. Do they just live in hotels? Most landlords want at least a year unless you pay upfront. If you are a minor league, or second tier league player, you dont make much. Housing accommodations must eat into their paychecks a lot.

What about furniture? What do pro athletes do for housing?
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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A lot of them rent apartments, and many who don't have multi-year contracts share homes/live with others.

Also, lots of times, they get group rates/deals in certain communities. I know here, lots of the soccer players live in a specific townhouse complex.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised if some teams own townhouses or condos for players to live in during the pre-season and season. Certain sports have a lot of movement in their rosters so to make it easy for guys coming in mid-season they have a place to stay.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:02 PM
 
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A lot of them rent apartments, and many who don't have multi-year contracts share homes/live with others.

Also, lots of times, they get group rates/deals in certain communities. I know here, lots of the soccer players live in a specific townhouse complex.
Even with renting, they may get cut or traded mid season.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I often asked this question of players who are traded mid-season and show up for work the next day. But the way players are coddled I have little doubt they have a team guy to hook them up with a furnished place, at least to start.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I often asked this question of players who are traded mid-season and show up for work the next day. But the way players are coddled I have little doubt they have a team guy to hook them up with a furnished place, at least to start.
This, and/or they typically room with someone else. Unless they have wife and kids, then things get a bit more complicated, but very likely the scenario you presented.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Minor league teams usually block out a bunch of apartments and deduct the rent from the players salary. At the top pro level there are plenty of short stay options for players until they decide on a more permanent residence.

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Old 10-30-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Even with renting, they may get cut or traded mid season.
The thing is, at the minor league level, they're often young, and aren't making the big bucks, and they all rent places together. A family member rented to the local semi-pro Soccer team, 4 guys in a 4 bedroom house. One got traded, moved up, or cut? Someone else was coming in behind him. It isn't as if they don't have an entire team of guys in a similar situation.

On the Major League level they often have an agent or someone in the Front office that helps with that. As I understand it they'll coordinate Executive Housing for a time period.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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One of my girlfriend's husband is an agent (Lebron James) and she is a realtor.

She sells a lot of high end houses. We have the Heat, Dolphins, and Marlins.

A lot of ballers also have second homes here.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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The thing is, at the minor league level, they're often young, and aren't making the big bucks, and they all rent places together. A family member rented to the local semi-pro Soccer team, 4 guys in a 4 bedroom house. One got traded, moved up, or cut? Someone else was coming in behind him. It isn't as if they don't have an entire team of guys in a similar situation.

On the Major League level they often have an agent or someone in the Front office that helps with that. As I understand it they'll coordinate Executive Housing for a time period.
Back in the day when I played Minor League Baseball we lived with host families. Teams needed rooms for the players and the home owners liked the extra income it brought. I lived with several different families and was always treated like a member of those families.
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