Legends Arena is a state-of-the-art solar powered facility serving as Cape Breton’s premiere youth sports complex. Home to thousands of athletes and spectators, the arena will be a year round welcoming space for Cape Breton athletes and those who will visit all over Atlantic Canada for first class hospitality and competition.

Legends Arena is a truly unique space with the very latest in solar technology, configurable LED lighting, and smart devices to keep our athletes safe – and not to mention the spectacular courts. It's cultural exhibits will enable visitors to immerse themselves in the island's rich and diverse culture, not only allowing them to feel it but to celebrate it. An interactive exhibit will be on display in the foyer to enrich the visitor experience by showcasing our vision of youth engagement in sport regardless of background, social status and personal beliefs.

State of the Art Technology

  • Solar Powered facility with the very latest in solar panel and inverter technology
  • Smart LED lighting throughout the building
  • Water conservation technologies with smart fixtures
  • Heating technologies that reduces overall heating requirements for consistent and comfortable ambient air temperatures
  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart devices for enhanced facility security and secure storage of equipment

Centrally Located

  • Centrally located in the downtown Sydney serving the Greater Sydney Area
  • Free parking
  • Convenient Pick Up and Drop Off locations with updated lighting


  • Accessible entry
  • Accessible locker rooms and public washrooms

Multi-Purpose Configuration

  • FIBA size basketball court
  • 3 Additional basketball courts
  • FIBA size volleyball court
  • 2 Additional volleyball courts
  • Configured for other indoor court sports
  • Configured for specialized indoor training
  • Partitioned for long term tenancy
  • Accommodates activities related to youth sports such as banquets and fund raisers
  • Recording studio for live streaming and video production
  • Multi purpose room for meeting space, hospitality services and other events
  • Cultural showcase in foyer
  • Digital displays
  • The official Book of Legends on display showcasing all of our legendary supporters and contributors

Events & Tournaments

  • Booking opportunities for special events such as hosting youth tournaments
  • Multi purpose room available for meeting space and organizing events


  • Sustainability fund established for ongoing building maintenance for long term occupancy