Wearing scarves and waving flags, female football fans watched Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah, a city in the west of the country.
The female football fans had to enter the stadium through designated turnstiles for women and families, and watched the match in sections made available specifically for women not accompanied by a male family member.
Unaccompanied adult women are now permitted to enter stadiums in the three major cities of Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.
Court controversy in Melbourne
Elsewhere, the row that threatens to overshadow the Australian Open tennis tournament has taken a further twist.
Following previous uproar over former champion Margaret Court’s controversial comments on homosexuality, US tennis legend Billie Jean King has joined calls for the Margaret Court Arena at Aussie Open venue Melbourne Park to be renamed.
King, who won 12 grand slam singles titles and faced 11-time Australian Open champion Court in the 1969 Aussie Open final, told reporters in Melbourne the name of the court should be reconsidered.
“I was fine until she said lately so many derogatory things about my community. I’m a gay woman … that really went deep in my heart and soul,” said former world No. 1 King.