The expression:

1) It's Regionals and we want those stands packed!

2) I want the stands packed with every man that remotely resembles my father

links to the expressions: #1 | #2


What does the expression 'stands packed' mean?

There is no word about it

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    Canned sardines are packed into their cans, that is, all available space is taken up by the sardines. A room can be (figuratively) packed with people, that is, very crowded. A politician might tell his operatives, "When I give this speech, I want that room packed". He wants the operatives to make sure the room is filled with people.
    – TimR
    Aug 11, 2017 at 12:28

1 Answer 1


These are stands, specifically stadium stands:

Stadium stands

From Google images.

It just means that whoever is talking wants a lot of people in the stands of the sports stadium watching whatever event is happening.

This is the definition you want:

noun, 9. Rows of wooden or metal benches placed one above another for people watching a sports event or a performance.

This definition is also hidden in the link you provided:

noun 4. A large raised tiered structure for spectators, typically at a sporting venue.

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