Women attend football match for first time ever in Saudi Arabia

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The order released the earlier in male-only spots of King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam to hold families.

Women were allowed to attend a football match for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Though, the women were set aside in the stands from the male-only crowd with nominated seating in the supposed family section at King Abdullah Sports City stadium, as per reports of ABC News.


To prepare them for this new-found freedom, the first women's auto showroom has opened in the city of Jeddah on Thursday. "But thank god that it came in the right time, and hopefully what's to come will be even more lovely for women".

While many supported and welcomed the decision to allow women into stadiums, others spoke out against it.

The move was the first of Saudi Arabia's social reforms planned for this year to ease restrictions on women, spearheaded by the kingdom's 32-year-old crown prince.


On Saturday, the national stadium in the capital, Riyadh, will open its gates for women to attend a soccer game.

"We aim god willing to raise it to 40 percent by 2030, through several events, and today's is one of these events".


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