“Birmingham has significant infrastructure in place and the proven ability to deliver world class events as we’ve done in our venues year after year. Collectively, we have already demonstrated our experience, credentials, reputation and capability in the market and that has been backed up by the comprehensive feasibility study which informed this bid.

“Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games would be a perfect celebration of Birmingham’s sporting culture and excellence and a springboard for the next phase of economic development and investment opportunities for the city, and importantly, for its people. We have a track record of delivering large-scale international sporting events and great professionalism and expertise in doing so. This is our time, and we are ready.”