South Carolina Re-Sods After Jay-Z, Beyoncé Concert

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé brought their "On the Run II" tour to Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., last Tuesday and left the home of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks looking like it had been overrun.

A hard-plastic field cover was laid over the football field to support staging and seating (total attendance exceeded 40,000), but it killed the natural grass underneath, requiring a complete re-sodding of the surface over the weekend.

"We would not have done this if we believed there was a safety issue," said Clark Cox, the university's assistant athletic director in charge of turf and landscaping services, according to an Associated Press report. "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."

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