After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Bears are excited to welcome their fans back to training camp this summer.
The team announced Wednesday that a limited number of fans will be able to attend 14 practices during the 2021 Dr Pepper Zero Sugar Chicago Bears Training Camp at Halas Hall from July 29-Aug. 25. All practices will require a free ticket for entry. Approximately 1,000 tickets will be available each day.
Registration to enter the drawing for the opportunity to receive free tickets is open through noon (CT) Thursday, July 15, at ChicagoBears.com/camp. Fans will be able to register for the chance to win up to four tickets and will only be eligible to receive tickets for one day of training camp. Recipients of tickets will be randomly selected and notified the week of July 19. All tickets will be available via mobile only. Official rules for the Chicago Bears Training Camp Tickets Drawing will be available soon at ChicagoBears.com/camp.
Information about tickets to the Meijer Bears Family Fest Aug. 3 at Soldier Field will be released at a later date.
The Bears moved their training camp back to Halas Hall last year after spending 18 summers at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1984-2001) and 18 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais (2002-19). They last held training camp in Lake Forest from 1975-83.
Parking and entry
Parking will not be available for fans at Halas Hall. Free fan parking will be provided in the southeast lot at Hawthorn Mall (122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills). Fans should enter the parking lot off Route 60/East Townline Road, just west of Milwaukee Avenue. Once parked, fans will be directed by Bears staff to free shuttles for transportation to and from Halas Hall. Shuttle buses will run regularly.
Fans will need to present a valid mobile training camp ticket prior to getting on the shuttle buses. Ride-share or guest drop-off of any kind will not be permitted at Halas Hall or within Conway Park. Please continue to check ChicagoBears.com/camp for more information about gate and parking lot opening times and the shuttle bus schedule.
Health and safety
All fans will be required to wear a mask on the shuttles from Hawthorn Mall to Halas Hall. Fans who are not vaccinated also will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while at Halas Hall. Due to COVID-19 protocols set by the NFL, fan autographs will not be permitted at this year's training camp.
The Bears also announced Wednesday that they will hold joint practices with the Miami Dolphins Aug. 11 and 12 in advance of the preseason game between the two teams Saturday, Aug. 14 at Soldier Field. The joint practices are not open to the general public.
The 2021 Dr Pepper Zero Sugar Chicago Bears Training Camp is also brought to you by PNC and Visit Lake County.
For more information, please visit ChicagoBears.com/camp.
Below is the 2021 training camp schedule. Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Updates will be provided on ChicagoBears.com.
|Day||Date||Practice Time (CT)|
|Tuesday||July 27||Report day|
|Wednesday||July 28||1:30 p.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Thursday||July 29||9 a.m. practice|
|Friday||July 30||9 a.m. practice|
|Saturday||July 31||9 a.m. practice|
|Sunday||Aug. 1||OFF DAY / NO AVAILABILITY|
|Monday||Aug. 2||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Tuesday||Aug. 3||11 a.m. practice at Soldier Field for Meijer Bears Family Fest|
|Wednesday||Aug. 4||OFF DAY / NO AVAILABILITY|
|Thursday||Aug. 5||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Friday||Aug. 6||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Saturday||Aug. 7||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Sunday||Aug. 8||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Monday||Aug. 9||OFF DAY / NO AVAILABILITY|
|Tuesday||Aug. 10||9:30 a.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Wednesday||Aug. 11||Time TBD (closed to public)|
|Thursday||Aug. 12||Time TBD (closed to public)|
|Friday||Aug. 13||NO AVAILABILITY|
|Saturday||Aug. 14||Dolphins at Bears - Noon|
|Sunday||Aug. 15||OFF DAY / NO AVAILABILITY|
|Monday||Aug. 16||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Tuesday||Aug. 17||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Wednesday||Aug. 18||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Thursday||Aug. 19||9:30 a.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Friday||Aug. 20||NO AVAILABILITY|
|Saturday||Aug. 21||Bills at Bears - Noon|
|Sunday||Aug. 22||OFF DAY / NO AVAILABILITY|
|Monday||Aug. 23||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Tuesday||Aug. 24||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Wednesday||Aug. 25||8:30 a.m. practice|
|Thursday||Aug. 26||9:30 a.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Friday||Aug. 27||NO AVAILABILITY|
|Saturday||Aug. 28||Bears at Titans - 6 p.m.|
|Sunday||Aug. 29||OFF DAY / NO AVAILABILITY|
|Monday||Aug. 30||11:10 a.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Tuesday||Aug. 31||1:30 p.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Wednesday||Sept. 1||1:30 p.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Thursday||Sept. 2||11:45 a.m. practice (closed to public)|
|Friday-Sunday||Sept. 3-5||OFF DAY / NO AVAILABILITY|