West Ham and Tottenham will go head-to-head to take over the London Olympic Stadium following the 2012 Games after both bids made it to the short list.
The Olympic Park Legacy Company announced on Friday that a consortium led by Tottenham/AEG and a rival consortium headed by West Ham/Newham Council would go into the final negotiations ahead of a decision in March.
Margaret Ford, Chair of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said: “We are very pleased with the extensive and serious interest shown in the stadium.
“We started this process to ensure the very best legacy for the stadium, and we are now at a point where we have selected the two strongest bids.
“We will go forward to start negotiations with the two consortia of Tottenham Hotspur and AEG, and West Ham United and Newham Council.
“The stadium is a vital and vibrant component of the Olympic Park – securing the most appropriate and viable solution is crucial for our long-term aspirations for the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park area.”