The Bears will conduct training camp from July 21 through Aug. 11 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 17th 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.
After reporting to ONU on Thursday, July 19, the Bears will practice in front of their fans for the first time at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. The first workout in pads is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 22. The Bears' final workout open to the public in Bourbonnais is slated for 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11—the only night practice of training camp. That evening’s practice will be held at ONU’s Ward Field and will be followed by a fireworks display.
The other 10 practices open to the public at ONU all will begin at 8:15 a.m.
Training camp practices will require a free ticket for entry. All tickets are free and accessible by signing up in advance at ChicagoBears.com/camp
Training camp will be open from 7:30-11:30 a.m. during open practices. Giveaways for the first 1,000 fans (or while supplies last) will include cooling towels, mason jar tumblers, emotion magnets, kids' capes, Staley da Bear foam waivers, pennants, headbands and LED bracelets.
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 the following theme days during their stay in Bourbonnais: Family Weekend (July 27-28), Military Appreciation (July 30), and Blue and Orange Weekend (Aug. 4-5).
The 2018 7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp is also brought to you by Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, PNC and Verizon.