Women in Saudi Arabia attended football matches for the first time in the kingdom’s history on Friday.
The law change, made in October last year, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s attempts at reforming deeply restrictive laws placed on women in Saudi Arabia.
— عداد مشاريع جدة (@3adad) January 7, 2018
Female attendants were ready at the Jeddah stadium for the match.
هيئة الرياضة تخصص فريق عمل متكامل لتسهيل مهام دخول العائلات إلى مدرجات ملعب الجوهرة .
— أخبار السعودية (@SaudiNews50) January 12, 2018
Saudi football clubs tweeted out promotions for their family tickets for the game, as well as messages of support for the decision to admit women for the first time.
Women celebrated being able to watch matches, with video showing them arriving at the Jeddah stadium.
📹HISTORIC. Women & families arriving to @KASCJed Stadium for @AlAhli_FC v @AlBatinClub. The first time in #SaudiArabia🇸🇦's history women are allowed to attend football matches. pic.twitter.com/kcPOnrUbIF
— Ahdaaf (@ahdaafme) January 12, 2018
One of the clubs playing on Friday also tweeted out images of women arriving at the stadium.
— Arab News (@Arab_News) January 12, 2018