An innovative LED glass floor will be used in a 2023 flagship FIBA competition for the first time to “display (players’) live stats and athletic achievements” as well as interactive applications on the court, the world basketball governing body said on Monday.
“There will be a striking new dimension to this year’s edition of the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup with the first ever use of an innovative glass flooring court in an official FIBA competition,” FIBA said in a statement.
“This exciting state of the art surface will provide a fantastic opportunity for some of the best young female players and teams in the world to become the first to play on it at a flagship FIBA event,” it said.
The ASB GlassFloor systems, which went through the FIBA’s equipment system, were previously tested and used in the 3×3 Pro League in the Netherlands and in pre-season German Bundesliga games.
“The LumiFlex court provided by ASB GlassFloor is a full video floor allowing for interactive applications as well as an enhanced show staging with additional options for advertising.
“The flooring can also feature the ability to add player tracking to the video floor, making it possible to display live stats and athletic achievements on the floor, providing fans with enhanced interaction and better engagement,” FIBA added.
The FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2023 will be played in Madrid on July 15-23, and the glass flooring will be used for all the final phase games at the Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid.