Reading about the Asper plan for South Point Douglas is like taking the most exciting ride at the Red River Ex without leaving home.
Is it because the plan is so gi-normous you can't get your head around it? Or is it because of a week of effective P.R. spin? We think it's a lot of both.
The project is so huge the press can't focus on more than one aspect at a time. For once, we don't blame them. The deal is so complex it seems reporters have glommed on to the stadium as the one facet they feel the public can absorb. Imagine having a giant, steaming, home-made pie put on the table after a Thanksgiving meal and you know you can only have one delicious slice because more will make you sick, and it's your favourite pie, so you'll have one large piece and dream about the rest.
The whole Asper pie is at least ten slices:
1. A new 30-40,000 seat football stadium that will be everything and more than was proposed for the Polo Park site. More parking …