Of the most pressing issues regarding facilities Bates did reveal that a new master plan would be announced this summer. In my opinion this is most critical as it will hopefully address baseball/softball, the Plex, a football practice facility and enhancements to Alumni and Conte. Regardless of what happens on the field while he is AD, the facilities enhancements will probably be Bates' legacy.
"To our alums - whenever you are on campus, come by and see me. My office is open anytime. I'd love to meet you." #AskBradBates :o)
— BC Alumni (@BCAlumni) May 8, 2013
I am encouraged by Bates' energy and hope he stays engaged with fans and alumni once the honeymoon is over.