DammamJeddahSaudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports stadiums beginning next year

Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sporting events in stadiums for the first time next year, officials say.

Families will be able to enter the stadiums in three major cities – Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

The previously male-only venues of King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam will begin preparations to accommodate families.

The development is being seen as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious reforms to modernize Saudi society and boost the economy.