Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour Funds $100k Subway Extension Amid Weather Delays

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: Beyoncé accepts the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award for “Renaissance” onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Beyoncé is ensuring her Beyhive members return home safely.

On Sunday (August 6) the Multi Grammy-winning singer covered the $100,000 cost of keeping local trains running after weather delayed her Maryland concert stop by two hours.

Fans who had arrived early at FedEx Field were greeted with a shelter-in-place warning at around 6.30pm, meaning the 41-year-old megastar was unable to take to the stage until the storm cleared.

An announcement shared to the venue’s official Twitter account read: “Due to lightning in the area, we are currently under a shelter in place order.  Fans outside of gates and in the parking lots are asked to return to their cars. All fans inside of the stadium are asked to shelter in place under covered concourse areas and ramps until further notice.”

At 8:25 p.m., an “all clear” update was released.

“Fans may return to their seats,” the stadium posted. But according to FOX 5’s Marissa Mitchell, who was attending the concert, fans still weren’t being let in by 8:40 p.m., “including people who have been scanned and have wristbands.” 

Bu after hours of waiting, fans finally made it inside to see “Queen Bey” take the stage in the pouring rain.

Due to the late show start, Metro extended its last train by an hour and Beyoncé’s tour funded the additional hour of service, which cost about $100,000. 

“Due to inclement weather that may delay the start of tonight’s Renaissance World Tour at FedExField, Metro will extend the last train by an extra hour beyond the extended closing previously announced. The extended time means the #BeyHive can stay for the “Party” and still get home on Metro,” WMATA said in a statement