A 50 mil track, i guess that isn't a surprise. Did you know that 1 formula one engine cost's about $900,000 ? For $286 you would think that's the price for a skybox seat, but i'll bet that's the standard grandstand seat. Do you know how many seat's total there are ?
The track and related buildings cost $400million....state kicks in $35 million a year. This was a massive effort to build in just over one year. There were no evironment problems, unions etc etc. I think this is the only track that was designed for Formula 1.