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June 22, 2016

Late Flyers owner Ed Snider's California mansion lists for $52 million

Landscaped Montecito estate sits on more than 9 acres in Santa Barbara County

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Living room at Ed Snider's Montecito estate.

In April, Philadelphia lost one of its most enduring sports pioneers in longtime Flyers owner Ed Snider, who passed away at the age of 83 after a two-year battle with cancer.

More than two months later, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Snider estate has listed the late chairman's majestic Montecito, California estate for $52 million.

The Italian-style home, constructed around 2001, is a sight to behold. Situated on approximately 9.4 acres, the property contains eight bedrooms, a one-bedroom cabana, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a pavilion with a wet bar, a home theater with seating for 20, and a rooftop viewing deck.

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View from Ed Snider's Montecito, California estate.

Listing agent Susan Burns of Sothby's International Realty said that while Snider spent most of his time in the Philadelphia area, he often traveled to Montecito to entertain friends and family.

Snider purchased the property in 1994 and made several additions to its grounds in the ensuing years. He spent much of the 2015-2016 Flyers season in California as he and his family dealt with his illness.

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Kitchen at Ed Snider's Montecito estate.

In addition to his 50-year legacy as owner of the Flyers, Snider built Comcast Spectacor into one of the region's premier arena-management and entertainment companies.

You can check out the full photo gallery, courtesy of Jim Bartsch, over at the Wall Street Journal.