Road Trip

Tickets for the Bears-Rams training camp scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill., are now on sale.

Tickets cost $15 each and can be purchased online by visiting

Fans can also buy tickets by calling (309) 298-1190 or by visiting the Western Illinois athletic ticket office at 103 Western Hall in Macomb. The ticket office is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Personal checks, Visa, Discover and MasterCard will be accepted at the athletic ticket office. Online and window sales will be limited to six tickets per order.

Group packages for 25 spectators are also available. The $1,250 package includes scrimmage tickets, a buffet brunch in the stadium and reserved parking. For information about these packages, contact Schuyler Meixner at (309) 298-1861 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Prior to the scrimmage, the Bears and Rams will hold three joint practices open to the public free of charge Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and Friday at 8:10 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. (Practice times are tentative and subject to change.)

An expanded family entertainment venue (Rams Experience) will be open from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the Bears' stay in Macomb.

The fanfest-type venue, located adjacent to the practice fields, includes NFL-themed attractions and games, inflatables for children to play on, food vendors, souvenirs and more. A rock-climbing wall will be available on Thursday and a comedian will entertain fans on Friday.

The practices, held on three NFL-rated fields immediately on the north end of campus behind Brophy Hall, are open free to the public. Visitors can park for free in WIU's Q-Lot across from the practice fields. Bleacher seating is available; spectators may also bring lawn chairs and blankets. Alcohol is not permitted on campus.

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