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Football fans may top the charts
The cover of the song
The proposed stadium at Falmer would have seats for 22,000 fans
A record to raise money for Brighton and Hove Albion's campaign for a new stadium looks set to go straight into the top 40, according to fans.

The writers of the song 'Tom Hark (We Want Falmer)' by Seagulls Ska, a group of Brighton fans, say it is at number one on two presale internet charts.

It is a rewrite of the Piranhas' classic football hit.

All profits from the record, which is released on Monday, will go towards efforts to get a new stadium at Falmer.

Plans opposed

Brighton and Hove Albion moved out of their last permanent home, the Goldstone Ground, in 1997 when the site was sold by the then chairman, Bill Archer.

They played for two years at Gillingham, before returning to Brighton to stage home games at the Withdean Stadium, an athletics stadium with a 7,000 capacity.

The club wants to build a 22,000-seater ground at Falmer, on the outskirts of Brighton.

Falmer stadium plans
The proposed stadium at Falmer would have seats for 22,000 fans

The plans have been opposed by some locals but supported by the local council and MPs.

When the Labour Party held its annual conference at the Brighton Centre in September, about 4,000 football fans, including many non-Brighton supporters, marched past the venue to urge the government to approve the Falmer scheme.




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