17 October, 2023
05 May, 2024
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The future is now: Belgrade Final Four to be played on ASB GlassFloor in world first

BELGRADE (Serbia) - The fortunate fans that secure a ticket for the Basketball Champions League Final Four in Belgrade, from April 26-28, will participate in a unique experience that no other club tournament in the world has offered before: taking a glimpse into the future of basketball, while entering the history books.

The BCL, the fans, the players and the four participating clubs - Lenovo Tenerife, Peristeri bwin, UCAM Murcia and Unicaja - will write a page of basketball history in Belgrade by playing the first ever games of an international club competition on a glass floor, equipped with LED panels.

All four games of the eagerly anticipated season-ending tournament will be played on the ASB GlassFloor which, since its official introduction in July 2023, has been hailed as the most forward-looking innovation in basketball infrastructure.

This cutting-edge flooring system was rigorously tested by the FIBA Equipment and Venue Centre prior to being launched, at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain.

It was consequently used at the German BBL season opener between FC Bayern Munich and Mitteldeutscher in September 2023, and during the Celebrity Game and Saturday contests at the NBA All-Star weekend last February.

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The ASB GlassFloor is the latest example of how the BCL has continuously pushed the envelope in the European basketball landscape ever since its birth in 2016, while it is also in complete alignment with FIBA's strategic objective 'Sustainability & Innovation' by endorsing and encouraging innovation in basketball.

The state-of-the-art surface revolutionizes game experience as it allows for interactive applications and features the ability to add player tracking, making it possible to display live stats and achievements on the floor, as part of a package that enhances fans' interaction and engagement.

While the ASB GlassFloor is an unprecedented treat for spectators in the arena and for TV audiences, the players who have tried it became instantly its most enthusiastic adapters.

In their testimonials, some of which are collected here, the players at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup highlighted that the ASB GlassFloor provided a grip identical to that of a hardwood floor while minimizing the noise.

Tickets for the Final Four in Belgrade are already on sale and fans can purchase them online on the official website, at DDTickets.rs


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