Ian Holloway - Former Bristol Rovers legend "As a very proud Bristolian, I'd love to see the World Cup come to Bristol. The city has a great deal to offer and it's not only a fantastic place to live but also a fantastic place to visit."
Justin Lee Collins - British comedian, television and radio presenter from Bristol - "Why not?! People think Bristols a provincial town but were not - this is a large, beautiful, multi cultural city - and its really happening. Theres a lot going for it and bringing the World Cup here would be amazing."
TV’s Tony Robinson - "It is high time the international media come to our area so that hopefully they will understand that the real heart of football in the UK is in a places like Bristol, where the support for unglamorous teams is as passionate as anything you might find at Old Trafford."
England cricketer Marcus Trescothick - "It's a big city and there's a lot to offer, a lot to see and do."
Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope - "It would be great for the city. If we could bring it to Bristol, it would be a fantastic thing for the region.”
Radio One DJ Chris Moyles - "Bristol is a lovely city, having the World Cup here would be brilliant. The people are great, it's a beautiful place.”
Bristol Rugby chairman Chris Booy - "Bristol should be on the international stage. The new stadium at Ashton Vale would be a great stadium for the football World Cup.”
Bristol City manager Garry Johnson - "The West Country is now a big football area again. City and Rovers have gained promotions. And what it can do for the reputation of an area, not just in World Cup year, is immense.”
Solo round-the-world sailor Tony Bullimore - "It would be very exciting to show off our city to the people who would come here from all over the world as a result."
Aardman’s Head of broadcast Miles Bullough - "Bristol is a really vibrant, growing city. It's had a taste of world recognition with the Banksy show and would be a great venue for the World Cup."