“With home grown-stars from the likes of Moeen Ali to Laura Mvula, Birmingham nurtures the very best of sporting and musical talent. We boast the world-class Alexander Stadium, home to Birchfield Harriers, and not one, but two world-famous concert halls with an internationally renowned orchestra in the CBSO. And, with the opening of the new £57m cutting-edge Conservatoire, it is exactly the right time for the world to experience the amazing culture and sport we have to offer here. Therefore, Birmingham is the natural choice for the 2022 bid.”