Bears announce training camp dates

The Chicago Bears have announced the 2013 training camp practice schedule and fan activities.

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Bears return to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., for the 12th consecutive season. The site, approximately 60 miles south of Chicago, will feature a variety of new activities for fans throughout the team's three week stay. Admission and parking to RC Training Camp are free.

IMPORTANT FAN INFORMATION:· The gates to training camp will open at 9:00 am for morning practices.

· The "Team" portions of these practices (the segments of practice in which the offense runs plays against the defense) will begin at approximately 10:00 am. Players will be stretching and running "individual/positional" drills from approximately 9-10 am.

· Camp grounds, which will stay open for approximately 90 minutes following practice, will include family-friendly events like a kids interactive area, radio remotes from local and national sports radio stations, a pro shop, promotional areas with games and prizes from Bears partners and potential autograph opportunities from Bears players and coaches. The Bears will also be hosting a brand new concert series immediately following practices on the select dates listed below.

· For practices starting at 3:15 pm, gates will open at approximately 2:30 pm.

· Parking lots will open one hour prior to gates opening.


· The Chicago Bears will host a live-music concert on the following days: Saturday, July 27; Friday, August 2; Monday, August 5 and Sunday, August 11 at ONU. The family-friendly music is scheduled to be held immediately after practice on the camp grounds.

· Vamos Bears Dia traido a usted por Xfinity on Saturday, July 27 will feature a live radio remote from La Ley (107.9 FM), kids' activities, giveaways and a live Latin-music themed concert following practice.

· Ladies Day on Wednesday, July 31 will feature arts and crafts, an on-site salon and spa services, summer hair styling and special giveaways.

· The Bears BBQ Bash will be held on Friday, August 2. Concessions will offer food and beverage for fans to purchase. Fans can receive autographs from Bears alumni and music will be provided by a live cover band.

· Armed Forces Day is Monday, August 5 and is dedicated to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. Special reserved bleacher seating will be available for those who dress in uniform. The Bears Concert Series will feature a cover band from the U.S. Navy. If anyone is interested in being part of Armed Forces Day, they are asked to contact the USO of Illinois for more information.

· Walgreens Youth Football Day is Wednesday, August 7 as youth football organizations and cheerleaders who attend camp and wear their team uniforms/jerseys can enter their information for a chance to win prizes, including Bears autographed memorabilia, Bears apparel and more.

· The eighth annual Run with Staley is scheduled for Sunday, August 11. The event is a one-mile run around campus for kids 14 years old and under led by the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, Staley Da Bear. A mini-dash for kids five years and under will be available before the one-mile run. Children who register and participate will receive prizes and Staley will perform his very own Bear Down on Bullies Show following the run.

· Comcast Bears Family Fest presented by Chase, a ticketed practice held at Soldier Field is scheduled for Saturday, August 3. The event will give fans the chance to watch a live practice at Soldier Field. Festivities outside the stadium begin at 3:00pm and will include live music, kids' activities, radio station remotes, promotional booths, giveaways and Staley's 10th Birthday party. Practice will begin at approximately 6:45 pm and conclude with a kids' only autograph opportunity and spectacular firework show brought to you by Jewel-Osco. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase by logging onto

· For further information on any of these events and training camp in general, please go to


Friday, July 26
9 a.m. practice (NO PADS)

Saturday, July 27
9 a.m. practice (NO PADS)

Sunday, July 28
9 a.m. practice

Monday, July 29
9 a.m. practice

Tuesday, July 30

Wednesday, July 31
9 a.m. practice

Thursday, Aug. 1
9 a.m. practice

Friday, Aug. 2
9 a.m. practice

Saturday, Aug. 3
6:45 p.m. practice (SOLDIER FIELD)

Sunday, Aug. 4

Monday, Aug. 5
3:15 p.m. practice

Tuesday, Aug. 6
9 a.m. practice

Wednesday, Aug. 7
9 a.m. practice

Thursday, Aug. 8

Friday, Aug. 9

Saturday, Aug. 10

Sunday, Aug. 11
3:15 p.m. practice

Monday, Aug. 12
9 a.m. practice

Tuesday, Aug. 13
9 a.m. practice

Wenesday, Aug. 14

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