The first regular season game is just over six weeks away for the Chicago Bears. So, that means it's time to get to work!
The team starts reporting to training camp Wednesday, and with a new coach at the helm, Chicago has high hopes for the season. FOX 32’s Jake Hamilton took a trip to Bourbonnais to check out what fans can expect if they're headed there for camp. From where to go, places to eat, and other area attractions – Jake has it all! Click play above for more.
Training Camp is held on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. Camp allows fans an opportunity to watch the team practice for free. Camp also includes several theme days, alumni autograph sessions, the annual Run with Stanley, and much more!
Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on dates when practice begins at 9:35 am. Warm-ups will begin at 8:50 am and practice will conclude at approximately 11:30 am. Camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 12:30 pm.
Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. on dates when practice begins at 11:15 am. Warm-ups will begin at 10:30 am and practice will conclude at approximately 1:10 pm. On those days, camp grounds will remain open with fan and kid-friendly activities until 2:00 pm.
Food and drinks are available for purchase throughout the practice facility. There are also several hydration stations for fans to access free water.
However, alcohol is prohibited.
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