Report: Doug Manchester contacts NFL about new stadium

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SAN DIEGO -- The Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that developer Doug Manchester contacted the National Football League about building a new facility.

Doug Manchester wears a Donald Trump campaign hat during interview with FOX 5.

Doug Manchester

Columnist Kevin Acee wrote that Manchester, former owner of the newspaper, told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he has lined up a group of associates that could replace Qualcomm Stadium with a privately funded 70,000-seat stadium.

The stadium would be made available to the Chargers if they return, the Raiders if their planned move to Las Vegas falls through, or another team.

Manchester told FOX 5 Wednesday that he was not expecting the NFL to release the letter and that was too early to comment on the matter.

FOX 5 asked San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer about Manchester's offer and he said he had not been approached by him.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the NFL had not commented on the issue.