An LED glass floor will be in use at the FIBA Under-19 Women's World Cup ©FIBA

An LED glass floor will be in use for the first time at an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) competition when it debuts at the Under-19 Women's World Cup in July.

The LumiFlex court by ASB GlassFloor has been described as "state of the art" and "innovative" in the build-up to its first FIBA appearance at the tournament in Madrid.

A full video floor allowing for interactive applications, it also permits enhanced show staging with additional options for advertising.

The floor can also feature the ability to add player tracking, making it possible to display live stats and athletic achievements on the court.

Organisers hope it can provide fans with enhanced interaction and better engagement.

FIBA said the floor had been rigorously tested, with its Board bringing in a rule change last year to allow glass courts to be used.

ASB GlassFloor systems have previously been used in the 3x3 Pro League in The Netherlands and in Bundesliga matches in Germany.

One of FIBA's strategic priorities is to "enlarge the FIBA family" by endorsing and encouraging innovation in basketball.

"It is with great pride that we look forward to witnessing the premiere of this glass flooring court on the world stage in July," said FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis.

"This innovative surface, made possible by the recent rule change, clearly demonstrates FIBA's appetite to embrace new technology and innovation.

"Delivering on one of our strategic priorities, it also underlines just how much FIBA is determined to advance our sport so we can make basketball even more appealing and engaging for fans, while also enhancing the experience for players."

The Under-19 Women's World Cup is due to take place between July 15 and 23.

"We are very happy and supportive of the decision to use the glass flooring court for this important event, especially as we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year," said Spanish Basketball Federation President Jorge Garbajosa.

"As a former player, I know the athletes getting ready to compete at the FIBA Under-19 Women's Basketball World Cup will now be even more excited knowing they will be the first to play at such a big event on this new state of the art surface."

"As the host nation, we know it can provide us with additional opportunities from a marketing and branding standpoint, both in terms of engaging with commercial partners and enhancing the fan experience."