Saudi women takes a new step By

Saudi women takes a new step By

The move is part of an easing of restrictions on women initiated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the conservative Muslim country. The women however had to enter through designated turnstiles for women and families.

Friday's match was played between Al-Ahli F.C. and Al-Batin F.C.

"This event proves that we are heading for a prosperous future".

Ahead of the game, clubs took to Twitter to encourage women in attending the local match offering them traditional robes in team colours. "I am very proud to be a witness of this massive change", she said. The rest of the country's football grounds will be ready for female fans by the beginning of the next sporting season. The stadiums have also been fitted with female restrooms and separate entrances and parking lots for female spectators.


The first stadium to open its doors to women was in the Red Sea city of Jiddah.

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.

"Today, you brought happiness to every Saudi family and woman who attended the first game", said Reema Bandar Al-Saud, a deputy at the General Sports Authority and part of the Saudi Royal family was quoted as saying by CNN.

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