For the first time in history, the NBA will play a game on a glass floor. The full video LED glass court will be unveiled during NBA All-Star 2024 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Germany-based ASB GlassFloor developed the floor.
The court has been used in events by FIBA and other international events. The Associated Press reports that it features two layers of laminated safety glass, each five millimeters thick. The surface is opaque, and LED panels will provide all the designs. Courts will have a different look for each All-Star event—and part of what’ll be displayed are real-time game stats, replays, video content and even player tracking animations.
NBA officials say the immersive floor is designed to enhance the fan experience in-arena and on broadcast through its interactive displays. During each event, visual effects displayed on the court will include the following:
- Design and color changes;
- Live replays and other video content;
- Real-time game stats;
- Location-based player tracking animations;
- Interactive games for fans during timeouts; and
- Immersive animations following key plays and moments.