Beginning Wednesday when players arrive at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, ChicagoBears.com will provide unparalleled coverage of Bears training camp.
The team's official website will post the latest news, feature stories and videos featuring camp reports and interviews around the clock. ChicagoBears.com will also generate daily photo galleries and enable fans to interact and discuss issues concerning the Bears on Facebook.
In addition, fans will get unprecedented access to the Bears on Twitter (@ChicagoBears)-on the practice field and inside the locker room-with real-time news, nuggets and photos.
The Bears will hold training camp at ONU for the 15th straight summer.
On Wednesday, general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox are scheduled to speak to the media.
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.
All practices in Bourbonnais are free and open to the public.
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 Wednesday, the Bears will practice for the first time at 9:35 a.m. Thursday. They will practice in pads for the first time at 9:35 a.m. Saturday. 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. Tickets start at just $10.
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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