Beyonce and Jay Z concert at South Carolina football field ends up costing concert promotersbsix figures.
According to BR, The University of South Carolina will replace its football field Monday, days before the Gamecocks’ season opener, after the field was damaged during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert.
“We would not have done this if we believed there was a safety issue,” assistant athletic director Clark Cox said, per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com). “My job and our entire ground staff’s job, our No. 1 priority in everything we do, is safety and welfare of our student-athletes.”
The concert was held at Williams-Brice Stadium on Tuesday. Athletic director Ray Tanner said the school planned to potentially replace the field when Columbia was picked as a stop on the tour.
The cost of the replacement? $150,000 yo $200,000. Let’s just say Jay Z and Beyonce tore down the house. However, without a doubt South Carolina would sacrifice its field again in a heartbeat to be graced with the presence of Beyonce and Jay-Z.
The team opens its season against Coastal Carolina on Saturday.