-- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, which oversees operations of Glendale, Ariz.'s 63,400-seat University of Phoenix Stadium, is making preparations for this year's Super Bowl XLII, set for Feb. 3. In preparation for the game, Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast-Spectacor, will increase the capacity of the stadium to more than 70,000, adding temporary seats in the end zones and other areas of the stadium. Global Spectrum employs more than 75 full-time workers in Glendale, and will bring 10 additional full-time managers -- including Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luuko, Global Spectrum COO John Page and Global Spectrum VP of operations Michael Ahearn, among others -- to Sunday's game, featuring the NFL's New England Patriots and New York Giants. The University of Phoenix Stadium is also home to NFL's Arizona Cardinals, and hosts the annual Tostito's Fiesta Bowl, among other sporting events.

-- Spoken-word activist/musician Saul Williams will support last November's Trent Reznor-produced "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust" with a 30-plus date tour, beginning March 12 at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. The North American club trek, which wraps April 23 at Salt Lake City's Kilby Court, will feature live music sets, as well as spoken-word performances in select cities. Williams is booked by Don Muller and Jbeau Lewis at Creative Artists Agency.

-- AEG Live San Diego will continue booking events for Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay. Under a new 2008 contract, AEG Live will book more than 60 concerts at the 1,400-seat outdoor theater. The venue's concert season typically runs from May through October, and features a variety of live entertainment including rock, jazz, blues, folk, international and comedy. AEG Live San Diego, which opened in July 2007, also books shows into the 14,000-seat San Diego Sports Arena and oversees concerts at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's Four O'Clock Friday series.

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