Saudi Arabia to allow women attend sporting events inside stadiums
ANI | Updated: Oct 30, 2017 11:27 IST
The previously male-only venues of King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, King Abdullah Sport City in Jeddah, and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam will begin preparations to "accommodate families," the statement said.
The development is being seen as a part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious reforms to modernise Saudi society and boost the economy.
The stadiums that have been chosen for this important decision are the biggest and most significant ones in the country as they are home to six teams in the Saudi Professional League.
Also, two of the three stadiums included have the highest seating capacity in the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia, which was the only country in the world to forbid female drivers, recently also allowed women to drive in the country. (ANI)