March 31, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — While Colts fans dreamed in March of an upcoming, glorious NFL season, NASCAR’s Tony Stewart had a $30 million Indiana ranch he wanted to sell, complete with an indoor 2-story waterfall and trout stream, a bowling alley and golf simulator.

By November, as the Colts’ season played out and things weren’t going so great, Frank Reich had a $1.9 million home on North Illinois Street he wanted to sell, just days after the Indianapolis Colts fired him as coach.

Real estate was hot in Indiana in 2022, a seller’s market, but among the everyday buying and selling of $350,000 homes in suburban neighborhoods were some huge, mansion-sized deals. IndyStar recently reported on the five most expensive homes sold in the Indy area in 2022.

$35 million in mansions:The 5 most expensive Indianapolis area homes sold in 2022

And while none of those top five were related to the sports world, there were plenty of big real estate stories involving athletes, coaches and sports in Indiana. Take a look at our top five.

Fired by Colts, Frank Reich sells Indy home

Ex-Colts coach Frank Reich listed his $1.9 million home for sale Sunday. By Monday it had a pending offer.

With a 40-33-1 record in four and a half seasons as coach of the Colts, Frank Reich was fired by the team Nov. 7. Five days later, Reich put his $1.9 million home on North Illinois Street up for sale.

According to records from MIBOR, the 7,848-square-foot home owned by Frank M. Reich and wife Linda, was listed Nov. 12 and, that same day, had a sale pending.