Beyoncé Contributes $100,000 to DC Due to Renaissance Tour weather delays, the Metro will remain open an extra hour.

According to a news release from the transit authority, Beyoncé's "Renaissance" tour paid $100,000 to keep all 98 Metro stations in the Washington, DC 

area open for an extra hour after Sunday's event at the outdoor FedExField venue was delayed due to severe rain and lightning. 

"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 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stated in a statement. 

"The Tour will fund the extra hour to cover the $100,000 cost of running more trains and maintaining all 98 stations." 

Before giving fans the all clear and permitting the event to go on, the stadium issued a shelter-in-place notice citing lightning in the neighborhood. 

"We are currently under a shelter-in-place order due to lightning in the area." 

Fans outside the gates and in the parking lots are asked to return to their vehicles," the stadium said in a statement issued at 6:40 p.m. on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

"All fans inside of the stadium are asked to shelter in place under covered concourse areas and ramps until further notice." 

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