Beyoncé Pays DC Metro $100,000 to Stay Open an Extra Hour Amid Renaissance Tour Weather Delay

The Grammy winner's event was delayed significantly after heavy weather came on FedEx Field in Maryland on August 6, forcing attendees to remain in place.

However, Queen Bey made the travel home for supporters a lot easier by paying $100,000 to the DC Metro system to stay open an hour later than usual.

"Hold Up #Beyhive," Metrorail's official Twitter account stated on August 6, "Metro & Renaissance Tour will extend the last train by an hour to weather the storm." 

Tonight's final Silver Line train to Ashburn will now depart Morgan Boulevard at 1:04 a.m."

The benevolent gesture came just hours after the venue notified storm-related measures.

"Due to lightning in the area, we are currently under a shelter in place order," FedEx Field tweeted. "Fans who are standing outside the gates or in the parking lots are asked to return to their vehicles."

"Until further notice, all fans inside the stadium are asked to seek shelter under covered concourse areas and ramps."

According to local reporter Christian Flores, a stadium official revealed that supporters had to be treated for heat exhaustion during the shelter-in-place order because "given the temperatures and how packed people were in the concourse," he tweeted.

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