It was a historic moment in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday night at King Abdullah Sports City stadium, not because Al-Ahli F.C. beat Al-Batin F.C. 5-0, but because women could walk through the venue's doors.
For the first time in the country's history, women in Saudi Arabia were allowed inside of a sports stadium to watch a professional soccer game.
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The so-called "family sections" were created to keep women separated from the male-only crowds, while the stadium was also fitted with female prayer areas and restrooms.
In October, the Saudi General Sports Authority, a state agency, announced that three stadiums, up to now male-only facilities, would be prepared to be ready for families, including the allocation of special places for seating and entrances.
Women will also be allowed to attend a match on Saturday in the capital Riyadh and on January 18 in the eastern city of Dammam. The women however had to enter through designated turnstiles for women and families.
"Ittihad fans, male and female, are the support of this club, and success is not complete without them coming together to serve this historic entity", the club tweeted. "I am very proud to be a witness of this massive change", she said.
Some used the hashtag to share photos of female spectators wearing their team's colors in scarves thrown over their abayas.
The move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious project to modernise the Saudi society and boost its economy.
There are still many things women are unable to do without permission, such as applying for passports, travelling overseas, opening a bank account and starting certain businesses.
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