WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Chicago Bears Football Training Camp

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The 2017 Chicago Bears Training Camp will be held at Ward Field (on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University) in Bourbonnais, IL.

Located about 60 miles south of Chicago, the Bears Training Camp will allow fans an opportunity to watch the team practice for FREE.

The Bears announced their training camp practice schedule last Thursday, offering fans 11 chances to see new quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky practice this summer. The schedule includes different start times than in recent years and a new procedure for fans attending the free sessions in Bourbonnais. Fans will have to present a free ticket to enter, which will require them to register at chicagobears.com.

The schedule is as follows:


Wed, July 26th: Report day, no practice

Thu, July 27th: 11:15am practice (no pads)

Fri, July 28th: 11:40am practice (closed to public)

Sat, July 29th: 11:15am practice

Sun, July 30th: 11:15am practice

Mon, July 31st: 11:30am practice (no pads)


Tue, Aug. 1st: OFF

Wed, Aug. 2nd: 11:15am practice

Thu, Aug. 3rd: 11:15am practice

Fri, Aug. 4th: 11:40am practice (closed to public)

Sat, Aug. 5th: 3pm Family Fest at Soldier Field

Sun, Aug. 6th: OFF

Mon, Aug. 7th: 11:15am practice

Tue, Aug. 8th: 11:15am practice

Wed, Aug. 9th: OFF

Thu, Aug. 10th: Bears vs. Broncos, 7pm, Soldier Field

Fri, Aug. 11th: OFF

Sat, Aug. 12th: 12:05pm practice (no pads)

Sun, Aug. 13th: 11:15am practice

Coach John Fox has scrapped the 9:35am start time he used as part of a rotation in each of his previous two seasons. Each of the Bears’ 12 practices at Olivet Nazarene University, will begin between 11:15am and 12:05pm Two of those practices will be closed to the public.

On days practice is open to the public, the grounds will be open from 10am until 2pm.

Practice Schedule A:

Gates will open at 10am. Practice will begin at 11:15am and conclude at approximately 1:25pm. Camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 2pm.

Practice Schedule B:

Gates will open at 10am. Practice will begin at 11:30am and conclude at approximately 1:20pm. Camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 2pm.

Get more details on the 2015 Bears’ Football Season by going online to www.chicagobears.com!



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