Everyone is thinking it; I’m saying it.Somehow, the university recreational center needs to find a way to appropriate more seating for spectators during hockey games.I know that much of this problem is directly related to people’s inaccurate calculation of when others actually show up for hockey games, but it is growing beyond ridiculous for people like me.The game last Friday started at 7:30 p.m. Thinking that it would be easy to find a place to sit or stand, I came at 7 p.m. By then, not only were the seats all taken, but the standing space next to the front doors was also overflowing with students. A line of 50 or so students had gathered outside the rink in the precarious hope that eventually there would be enough room for them to get in. Feeling the same way, I patiently waited in line, amused by both the conversations around me as well as the game of “Jeopardy” on the large TV screen outside of The Roost. As the minutes transpired in the slowest of fashions, it became apparent that it would not be until the end of the first period that I would have the slightest chance of getting inside.Finally, when I was permitted to enter, I found myself in a quagmire. I wasn’t allowed to stand in the area that is next to the front doors because there were “too many people,” even though open space was plentiful. I was directed instead to find a seat, which didn’t seem to be a problem, as I saw at least 20 that were empty. As I reached them however, I got the same reply.”I’m saving this for somebody.””Where are they?” I’d ask.”In the bathrooms,” or “at The Roost,” were the most common responses. I finally realized that there was no available room for me to either sit down or stand. If I paused to consider my options, a police officer ordered me to keep moving. I relented and went home by 8:50 p.m. I am a journalist, not an architectural engineer, but I know enough about construction to understand that there is little room for additional seating in the URC rink. Something has to be done, however, to create enough space for people to enjoy these games. The side tables that are located inside of The Roost are filled as easily as the chairs in the rink, and it is uncomfortable to observe the games while standing on the other side of the window in the foyer. A possible solution would be to film the games and have it shown live on a TV where the students kept outside of the arena can watch. Criticism toward those such as myself for not showing up early enough is fair, but that is beside the point. We shouldn’t have to arrive an hour before a game starts in a desperate attempt to find standing room. The answer does not have to come in the form of some expensive renovation, as we just built the URC, but I’m sure that ingenuity on the part of students or the university can solve it.