News release

New Scoreboard for Centre 200 in Sydney

Premier's Office
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

An investment in a new scoreboard will help Centre 200 continue to welcome athletes and visitors in downtown Sydney.

“The investment in Centre 200 is more than just an upgrade to its facilities; it’s an investment in the community, the local economy and the province’s cultural landscape,” said Premier Tim Houston. “By ensuring that Centre 200 remains a premier destination for sports and entertainment, we are reinforcing our commitment to making Nova Scotia a place where communities thrive and visitors create lasting memories.”

Centre 200 draws visitors for major events like the recent 2024 World Women’s Curling Championship.

The much-needed infrastructure upgrade will receive $850,000 from the Province, matched by an equal contribution from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

The funding aligns with the Province’s goal to help communities become more welcoming, inclusive and accessible.


“This investment means the residents of Cape Breton and visitors alike will be able to continue to enjoy sports and entertainment events at Centre 200 for many years to come.”
Brian Comer, Minister of Addictions and Mental Health and MLA for Cape Breton East, on behalf of Allan MacMaster, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

“The addition of the new video scoreboard and LED sign ring will enhance Centre 200’s ability to attract major events into the future. It will also provide new revenue opportunities and enhance the fan experience when attending events at Centre 200.”
Paul MacDonald, Manager, Facilities, Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Quick Facts:

  • about 2,600 grants were distributed to hundreds of communities, groups and organizations for arts, culture and recreation initiatives in 2023-24
  • the 2024-25 provincial budget for Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage includes more than $1.2 million for grants
  • Centre 200 was built in 1986 for the 1987 Canada Winter Games
  • the centre has a seating capacity of 5,000 for ice events and 6,000 for concerts and special events

Additional Resources:

More information on Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage funding programs:

More information on Centre 200 is available at: