SAN DIEGO — Developer Doug Manchester, who often refers to himself as "Papa Doug," has sent a letter to the National Football League about wanting to privately fund a football stadium in Mission Valley, the San Diego Union-Tribune sports columnist Kevin Acee reported Tuesday morning.
The newspaper reported that Manchester told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter dated Feb. 8 that he had assembled a group of "powerful" associates who would like to build upon the land on which Qualcomm Stadium currently sits to construct a 70,000-seat stadium through a project that would "not require voter approval."
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Where in the world was 'Papa Doug' like, two months ago!?! You know, before the city lost it's professional football team for failing to provide exactly what this man has. Was he on vacation? Taking a nap?
The idea that the Raiders could move to San Diego is looking more and more like a serious possibility, but JT speculates that the Chargers could even relocate BACK to San Diego before the ground gets broken on a new stadium in Los Angeles.
What in the world is going on?
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