The Bears will conduct training camp from July 27 through Aug. 9 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, where fans will be able to watch practice and park free of charge.
The Bears will hold training camp at ONU for the 15th straight summer. The campus is located 60 miles south of Chicago and boasts four practice fields, air-conditioned locker rooms and dining facilities, a weight room, meeting rooms, and dorms for players and staff.
The Bears will conduct training camp from July 27 through Aug. 9 at Olivet Nazarene University.
The Bears' stay in Bourbonnais will be about a week shorter than usual because they will practice with the Patriots in New England leading up to a preseason game between the teams.
After reporting to ONU July 27, the Bears will practice for the first time at 9:35 a.m. Thursday, July 28. They will practice in pads for the first time at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, July 30. Their final workout open to the public in Bourbonnais is scheduled for 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.
The Bears will practice with the Patriots Aug. 15-17 at Gillette Stadium, with the first two sessions on Monday and Tuesday free and open to the public. Wednesday's workout will be closed.
Of the 10 practices in Bourbonnais, five will begin at 9:35 a.m. and five will start at 11:15 a.m. The Bears will conduct their Family Fest practice at Soldier Field on Saturday, Aug. 6 (time TBD). Tickets will start at $10 and go on sale sometime in early June.
For 9:35 a.m. practices, gates will open at 8:30 a.m. with warm-ups beginning at 8:50 a.m. and practice concluding at 11:30 a.m. For 11:15 a.m. practices, gates will open at 10 a.m. with warm-ups starting at 10:30 a.m. and practice ending at 1:10 p.m.
The training camp site on the Olivet Nazarene campus includes a kids' interactive area, a pro shop, and a promotional area with games and prizes. In addition, the Bears will host special family-friendly events and theme days during their stay in Bourbonnais.
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