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Frequently Asked Questions
Why are tickets required for Training Camp?
Viewing space is limited. We want to ensure we are offering our fans the best Bears experience possible. Bears Training Camp has been a ticketed event since 2017.
Who is required to have a ticket to attend Training Camp?
All attendees must have a mobile ticket. A ticket is required for children over 32" tall. Children under 32" tall will be provided admission with a parent/guardian.
How and when can I secure FREE tickets?
Tickets to 2023 Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp are officially sold out. Additional tickets may become available at a later date. Continue to check this page for updates.
What if I get tickets and cannot attend?
There are no exchanges for Training Camp Tickets. Tickets may be transferred to another person to use. Tickets can be transferred electronically through the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon once tickets are successfully acquired.
Are walk-up tickets available?
No tickets will be made available for walk-up traffic. Fans attempting to gain entry to Training Camp without securing a ticket in advance will not be able to enter.
What does a ticket provide?
Tickets provide admission to camp. All tickets are general admission, there are no assigned seats. Bleacher seating is brought to you by PNC. Chicago Bears PNC Bank Visa® Debit Cardholders visiting Camp can receive a co-branded seat cushion by showing off their debit card at the Corporate Partner Check In while supplies last.
Do I need tickets to attend more than one day of camp?
Yes, tickets are required for all dates.
How are my tickets delivered?
All tickets will be available via mobile only.
I ordered tickets for other people; how do I share them with people attending with me?
Tickets can be transferred electronically through the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon as soon as they are successfully acquired.
How do I gain entry to Training Camp with my mobile ticket?
Printed tickets are not available; all tickets are mobile only. Make sure to have your mobile ticket ready when you arrive. Be ready to present your ticket on your mobile device to a Bears staff member after you've parked at Hawthorn. Mobile tickets will be checked prior to boarding shuttle buses to Halas Hall. Check back for more information about parking and shuttles.
Can I leave printed tickets for another person to pick up?
Printed Tickets are not being offered. There is no on site Will Call available. Tickets can be transferred electronically through the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon as soon as they are successfully acquired.
Will re-entry be permitted?
Yes, fans will be allowed to enter and exit as they please. Tickets will be checked upon all entries.
I need help with my tickets, who should I call?
Call the Bears Ticket Sales & Services Team at 847-615-2327 (M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).
Parking and Transportation
There is absolutely no fan parking allowed at Halas Hall and within Conway Park. The only fan parking for Training Camp is at Hawthorn at 60 Ring Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. Fans will enter off Townline Road, IL 60/E. There will be directional signage and personnel on-hand to direct cars to the nearest available parking spot. Overnight parking is not permitted at Hawthorn.
A lively and trusted destination for fashion, dining and entertainment, Hawthorn is a super-regional shopping center located in Vernon Hills, IL.
For Training Camp entry, all fans must park at Hawthorn (location mentioned above) and take a shuttle bus to Halas Hall. Bears staff will direct fans to FREE shuttle buses that will take fans to Training Camp site.
Fans will need to present a valid mobile Training Camp ticket prior to getting on shuttle buses. Mobile tickets will be checked prior to boarding.
Please review the Prohibited Items list for what is not allowed at Training Camp. These items should not be brought onto the shuttle bus.
Shuttles will begin 15 minutes prior to gates opening and will end 2 hours after practice has ended. Shuttles will run at an interval estimated at 10 minutes to and from Halas Hall. The last shuttle taking fans to Halas Hall will leave from Hawthorn 30 minutes prior to the end of practice. The shuttle ride from Hawthorn to Halas Hall is approximately 8-10 minutes (based on traffic flow).
No eating or drinking will be permitted on shuttle buses. Masks are not required but are recommended while on shuttles.
ADA Parking & Shuttles
ADA Parking is available at Hawthorn. Designated ADA parking spots are near the ADA shuttle pick up at the arrival/departure area of Hawthorn at 480 Ring Drive in Vernon Hills, IL.
- There is no ADA parking at Halas Hall.
- ADA Shuttles run continuously to/from Hawthorn and Halas Hall.
- Please note that during peak times, the ADA shuttles may limit passengers to the disabled patron and one guest. Additional guests may ride the conventional shuttle buses that are also available to/from Hawthorn.
Ride-Share Services and Guest Drop Off
Ride-share (i.e., Uber, Lyft, etc.) and other vehicles with guests will not be permitted to drop off guests on site at Halas Hall or within Conway Park. All Training Camp attendees must be dropped off or park at Hawthorn parking to gain entry to Training Camp.
Guests arriving at Halas Hall via ride-share vehicles or dropped off will not be permitted entry into Training Camp.
Activities and Things to Do
Kids Autographs brought to you by Enjoy Illinois
Post-Practice Kids Only Autograph sessions are held on select days only. Following purchase of Training Camp tickets, attendees are able to register to enter to win one of 150 specialty passes. Fans with passes must be in line 20 minutes before practice concludes (time is subject to change). Specific players or number of autographs are not guaranteed.
Player Pad Experience brought to you by Visit Lake County
Everyday Training Camp attendees ages 6-12 have the chance to win the opportunity to help carry a Bears' player's pads post-practice. Following the purchase of tickets, attendees will receive an email to register to win. Winners must be present to win. The Player Pad experience is non-transferable, specific players are not guaranteed.
Trainer Experience brought to you by Athletico Physical Therapy
Everyday Training Camp attendees ages 6-12 have the chance to win the opportunity to hand out Gatorade and towels to players as they exit the field. Following the purchase of tickets, attendees will receive an email to register to win. Winners must be present to win.
There will be opportunities to take selfies at various locations at Bears Training Camp. This includes a 360-photo spinner brought to you by Dr Pepper, 6-foot bobbleheads, Staley Da Bear, locker display and more.
Bears Fit is a Chicago Bears-themed fitness center located at 155 E. Townline Road in Vernon Hills. The state-of-the art 45,000-square-foot facility is located approximately four miles from Halas Hall and features the latest in exercise and recovery equipment, a 40-yard turf field, recovery center, group fitness classes (including spin and hot yoga), saunas and steam rooms, tanning, Bears Pro Shop, interactive kids club and more.
Baby Bears and Kids Club
The Chicago Bears Kids Club, brought to you by Jewel-Osco, and Baby Bears, brought to you by Advocate Health Care, are fan programs dedicated to our youngest Bears fans from birth to age 12. Membership is free and includes monthly newsletters with age-appropriate content, invitations to club events, exclusive sweepstakes and more! Visit the Kids Club and Baby Bears activation area while you're at Training Camp for a chance to win fun prizes and become a member! More information about the clubs and eligibility can be found at ChicagoBears.com/KidZone.
Da Bears Den
A daily lounge for fans to cool off, relax, and charge your phone during practice. Come experience our virtual reality world to explore the locker room of Soldier Field and QB challenge!
Bears Mini Monsters Clinic*
Bears Mini Monsters Clinic brought to you by Advocate Children's Hospital is an activity area with non-contact football drills that allow kids to show off their athleticism and football skills. The zone is located inside the Training Camp grounds at the Walter Payton Center and is open daily for kids ages 6-13. Adult supervision for children is required and a waiver must be signed prior to entering the area. Children cannot be left unattended.
Bears Pro Shop
Bears Pro Shop, located in the main event lot, Fields 1 & 2 and Fields 3 & 4, will be open during all hours of operation throughout Chicago Bears Training Camp. Transactions will be cashless - only credit cards will be accepted. The Chicago Bears prefer Visa. Use your Chicago Bears PNC Bank Visa® Debit Card and get 20% off your purchase
Staley Da Bear, the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, is the all-time funniest, friendliest, fuzziest, funkiest bear in the history of the NFL! Staley's Corner provides fun-filled entertainment for the entire family with a daily photo/autograph opportunity with Da Bear himself, as well as crafts and games! Staley will also be showing off his DJ skills at times throughout the course of camp and offering up some cool competitions such as freeze dance, hula hoop and musical chairs!
*Please note that waivers will be required to enter some areas and participate in various activities at Chicago Bears Training Camp.
ADA seating is available in designated areas around the practice fields. If you or someone you are with needs ADA seating, please go to the ADA tent booth just outside the Training Camp gates at the corner of Field Drive and Football Drive and ask for assistance. Cart shuttles will be available to transport guests.
Advocate Health Care First Aid Station
There will be First Aid staff available throughout Training Camp grounds. The First Aid Station can be found directly outside of the Walter Payton Center and is available to all guests, courtesy of Advocate Health Care.
Bringing alcohol to Training Camp is strictly prohibited. Miller Lite products will be available for purchase at Camp.
Food and Beverage
Dr Pepper, Miller Lite, and other beverages and a limited menu offering will be available for purchase at Halas Hall. Coolers will not be allowed into Training Camp. Food and beverage will not be available for sale at Hawthorn.
In the event weather has the potential to impact practice, the Halas Hall campus may be closed to fans. Ticket holders will be notified via email if the decision is made to close the campus to fans. The health and safety of our fans, players, coaches and all staff is our utmost priority. If the Halas Hall campus is closed due to inclement weather, tickets cannot be transferred to an alternate date.
A private nursing station will be available inside the Walter Payton Center for mama bears to comfortably nurse their little ones, courtesy of Advocate Health Care and Baby Bears.
All attendees must pass a security check upon entry. Bags are subject to search upon entry.
See below for full list of PROHIBITED ITEMS:
- Alcoholic Beverages & Palcohol
- Balloons and Beach Balls
- Bicycles / razor type scooters / motorized personal transportation device
- Cannabis and Cannabis related products and smoking devices
- Cans, bottles, or other beverage containers (water bottles allowed, contents to be checked)
- Cameras with lenses that exceed 3" when fully extended
- Chairs or any seating stools
- Clothing or signage with offensive or vulgar language or that blocks fans' view
- Fireworks, Smoke Bombs, Flares
- Illegal Drugs
- Laser Pens & Pointers
- Noise-making Devices (ie: Horns, Whistles, etc.)
- Opened cans, bottles or other beverage containers
- Pets (animals not deemed to be Service animals with appropriate paperwork)
- Poles of any kind, including selfie-sticks, tripods, banners, and flag poles
- Smoking cigarettes, using smokeless cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing smokeless tobacco and vaping Devices
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ie: Drones)
- Video or Movie Cameras
- Weapons of any kind
- Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate
Management and security will have the sole discretion in turning away any items believed to affect public safety. If you have any questions at all about any items you are planning to bring with you, visit ChicagoBears.com and click on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page. You can also call our Ticket Sales and Services Team directly at (847) 615-BEAR (2327).
The Bears cannot safeguard items which are not permitted to be brought into the venue. There will be no lockers on premises.
Video recording devices (including cell phones as recording devices) are not allowed. Still cameras with lenses more than 3 inches are prohibited at practice. Fans are welcome to use still photo cameras (with lenses less than 3 inches in length) for your personal enjoyment. Commercial use of any photos taken at practice is prohibited.
Smoking is strictly prohibited. Halas Hall is a smoke-free Campus.
Strollers are allowed.
Tailgating will not be allowed at Hawthorn or Halas Hall. Alcohol and glass are not allowed.
Some activities require a waiver to participate. Waivers must be signed by a parent or guardian for participants under the age of 18. Waivers will not be accepted for anyone under the age of 18 without an accompanying parent/guardian present.
Additional information regarding waivers will be communicated and updated here.
Wellness Tips from Advocate Health Care
At Camp, it's not just the players bringing heat. The sun and high temperatures can get in the way of you enjoying your day. To stay cool, keep these essential tips in mind:
- Drink water before you're thirsty. Notable signs of dehydration include excess thirst, dark-colored urine and feeling dizzy, tired or woozy.
- Fans are encouraged to use their own water bottles for water. You can use the bottle filling station at the Walter Payton Center. The Walter Payton Center will be open as a cooling zone for fans throughout practice.
- Protect yourself against the sun. Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and wear a baseball or wide-brim camp, sunglasses and light-colored clothing to help stay cool.
- Recognize the signs of heat-related illnesses. Seek assistance if you experience heat cramps, excessive body temperature, nausea, confusion or trouble breathing.
- And of course, don't forget to wash and sanitize your hands frequently.
- If you need anything, feel free to head to the Advocate Health Care First Aid.
- Find more health and wellness tips at Advocate’s health enews