Saudi Arabia approves 17 new sports clubs
Saudi Arabia announced Monday the creation of 17 new sports clubs across the kingdom, Al Arabiya News channel reported.
The clubs will be located in various provinces around the country, including Riyadh, Tabuk, al-Jouf, al-Baha, Najran, Jazan, Asir and Qassim.
The creation of the clubs came following the approval of the Council of Ministers headed by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.
The 17 new clubs bring the total number in the country to 170.
In August, King Abdullah ordered the construction of 11 new sports stadiums across the kingdom, each with a capacity to seat 45,000 fans.