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Kankakee County Hosting Bears Training Camp, Fan Events

29 Jul, 2019


The Bears will conduct training camp from July 25 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 18th 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.

Eight practices will be open to the public during the 2019 “Illinois. Are You Up for Amazing?” Chicago Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, all starting at 8:15 a.m.

After reporting to ONU on Thursday, July 25, the Bears will practice in front of their fans for the first time on Saturday, July 27. The Bears’ final workout open to the public in Bourbonnais is slated for Saturday, Aug. 10.

Admission to the open practices in Bourbonnais is free, but tickets are required for entry. Fans can obtain those free tickets by signing up in advance at ChicagoBears.com/camp.

Training camp will be open from 7:30-noon during open practices. Giveaways for the first 1,000 fans (or while supplies last) will include arm sleeves, eye black, headbands, jersey can coolers, mini fans, magnet schedules, stadium seat cushions and umbrella hats. For more information, visit ChicagoBears.com/camp.

Special events at practice include Military Appreciation Day Monday, Aug. 5, First Responders Day Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Blue and Orange Day Saturday, Aug. 10.

The 2019 “Enjoy Illinois” Bears training camp is also brought to you by Art Van Furniture and Mattress, Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, PNC and Verizon.

The Bears will also conduct a “Family Fest” practice at Soldier Field at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Meijer Bears Family Fest tickets will go on sale in the near future.

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