Marlins Park prepares for Beyoncé’s arrival to South Florida

MIAMI (WSVN) — The "Beyhive," Beyoncé’s legion of fans, is buzzing with excitement just one day before she kicks off her world tour in South Florida.

On Wednesday, thousands of people will be at Marlins Park to watch the singer perform the first night of her highly-anticipated "The Formation World Tour."

Back in February, Beyoncé wowed her fans when she released the music video for her new single at the time, "Formation," which contained images of the superstar singing on top of a sinking police vehicle in New Orleans.

After the video quickly became controversial, Beyoncé performed the hit at the Super Bowl half-time show, which caused an immediate outcry from many, including the Miami Chapter President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Javier Ortiz. Ortiz went so far as to post a picture on Facebook protesting the singer, which stated, "BACK THE BLUE, BOYCOTT BEYONCE," in bold, blue letters.

Ortiz later stated in a letter, "… that Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti-police message shows how she does not support law enforcement."

However, despite his efforts to have others join him in boycotting her concert, he confirmed that officers will be at the stadium on Wednesday to protect fans and the singer. "It will be properly policed, as well as the streets, so there will be no issues," Ortiz said. 

On Tuesday, 7Skyforce caught a glimpse of the final preparations that were underway at Marlins Park ahead of the big show. The venue can hold almost 37,000 people. "Beyoncé is certainly big," said Marlins Park Exec. Vice President of Operations and Events, Claude Delorme. 

The concert is expected to attract 35,000 people and 150 police and fire rescue personnel will be standing by. "I can assure everyone that safety is our number one priority," Delorme said. 

The priority for fans? Taking in songs from Beyoncé’s latest release, "Lemonade." The mega-superstar dropped the album just one day ago, with an hour-long video special on HBO. Since then, social media has been buzzing about the music and its message.

Maybe some of the questions will be answered in the world tour kick off tomorrow night? So get ready to get in "Formation" before the shows starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to see the "Queen Bey" are still available online at