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Vernon Hills High School Takeover

Vernon Hills High School Takeover

Head Coach Matt Nagy and the Bears will hold a special evening practice at Vernon Hills High School on Wednesday, August 22.

The 2018 Gatorade Varsity Bears High School Takeover delivers a rare opportunity for local Bears fans in Vernon Hills, IL and surrounding communities to see the Chicago Bears practice on their turf.

In addition to practice, fans and their families can enjoy an evening of family-friendly entertainment, including fireworks, appearances by Staley Da Bear, Chicago Bears Drumline, the Monster Squad and other activities.

Due to high demand, tickets are no longer available for Varsity Bears. Those that successfully reserved tickets will receive an email with more details and contact information

In case of inclement weather, the event may be delayed or cancelled for the safety of our fans and team. Follow @ChicagoBears on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

To access your tickets for entry on the night of the event, CLICK HERE to access your account:

  • Log in to your account using your email address and password
  • Select 2018 Varsity Bears to view your tickets
Varsity Bears 2017 Gallery

Varsity Bears 2017 Gallery

Check out photos from the 2017 Varsity Bears High School Takeover at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Event Information

Date: Wednesday, August 22
Location: Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Timing: Parking Lots & Gates Open | 4:00 PM

Practice Begins | 6:00 PM

Practice Ends | 8:50 PM
Fireworks | Post Practice

Parking is free starting at 4:00 PM and available at the following parking lots:

American Hotel Register Company - 100 S. Milwaukee Avenue*

ADA Parking available here. *Parking Shuttles: Complimentary continuous shuttles will run from this lot from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM for those that would prefer not to walk to the stadium. The last shuttle will leave the school at 10:00 PM.

CBRE Group – 75 North Fairway Drive **THIS LOT OPENS BEGINNING AT 5:15 PM**

Vernon Hills High School Parking lots:

  • Vernon Hills East, West and Sophomore lots
  • Arbor Theater lot
  • Vortac lot
  • Lots 5 & 6 near VHAC softball fields

Tailgating WILL NOT be allowed. No alcohol, smoking, or open flames will be allowed at any parking location or at the stadium.

Traffic Instructions

  • Coming from the North and South (off 294 or off Route 41): - use Route 22 or Route 60 exit to head West to Vernon Hills.
  • Coming from the West: Head East on Route 45 or Route 60 to Vernon Hills. Use Fairway Drive to access parking lots.

Ticket Information

Cost: Free

General Admission: Limited bleacher seating available. Lawn chairs are permissible in designated lawn seating area. No reserved seating.

ADA Seating is available in designated areas.

Ticket requirement is based on height not age. Children under 32" tall are permitted entry into Varsity Bears with a ticketed patron.

Please note that tickets will be delivered via mobile device only. You must have a mobile device (smartphone) to access your tickets. Tickets must be presented on your mobile device (smartphone) for scanning upon entry. Printed tickets will not be provided.

All patrons, who are able to secure tickets, will be sent a follow-up email with a webpage link and detailed instructions to access your tickets for entry. This email will be sent within 24 hours of your completed reservation. Call the Bears Ticket Sales & Service Team at (847) 615-2327 with questions.

Due to high demand, tickets are no longer available for Varsity Bears. Those that successfully reserved tickets will receive an email with more details and contact information

To access your tickets for entry on the night of the event, CLICK HERE to access your account:

  • Log in to your account using your email address and password
  • Select 2018 Varsity Bears to view your tickets

Coming to the event separately? You can transfer tickets to others directly from your mobile account:

  • Log in to your account using your email address and password
  • Click on the card for 2018 Varsity Bears
  • Click the Send button on the bottom of the screen
  • Select the tickets you wish to transfer and click on the send button
  • Enter the First Name, Last Name and email address for the person you are sending tickets to
  • Click Send

Additional Information

Bags will be subject to search upon entry.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: Weapons of any kind, Alcoholic Beverages & Palcohol, Cans, bottles or other beverage containers, Fireworks, smoke bombs, Illegal Drugs, Laser pens and pointers, Noise-making devices (ie/horns, whistles, etc), Poles to display banners or flags, Smokeless Cigarettes/ E-Cigs, Umbrellas, Unmanned Aircraft Systems; I.E Drones, Video or movie cameras, Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate

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