The opening of training camp for the Chicago Bears is just three weeks away, but free tickets to attend will be available starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow (July 6).
The Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp will be held July 26 through Aug. 14 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. During that time, there will be nine public training camp practices that fans can attend. But free tickets must be secured in advance.
It will be the first chance for fans to scope out the Chicago Bears odds of returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2020.
Fans are able to select up to four tickets per date, subject to availability. All tickets are mobile only.
Tickets will be available here, beginning at 10 a.m. on July 6.
“Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp is our first official in-person event of the new season and we look forward to welcoming back our passionate fans, business and community partners to Halas Hall again this year,” said Bears president and CEO Kevin Warren. “This family-first experience is built for all Bears fans alike, with team practices being the center point and many other attractions, games and activities across our campus in Lake Forest throughout each open date.”
Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest tickets also available
Tickets to the Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest event on Aug. 6 at Soldier Field are available now for $13 apiece.
The event marks the Bears’ first practice at Soldier Field prior to the 2023 season kickoff on Sept. 10. The event promises activities for the whole family.
The Family Fest timeline is as follows:
- 7:30 a.m. — parking lots open (no tailgating allowed)
- 8:30 a.m. — end zone/outside activities open
- 9 a.m. — gates open
- 10:35 a.m. — practice begins
- 12:35 p.m. — practice ends
- 1:15 p.m. — event concludes
Take the shuttle to Bears’ training camp
Fans attending one of the training camp sessions should note there is no parking at Halas Hall. There is also no parking within Conway Park or at neighboring businesses.
Free fan parking will be available at Hawthorn Mall. Shuttle buses will run regularly. Fans will need to present a valid mobile training camp ticket prior to getting on shuttle buses.
Ride-share or guest drop-off of any kind will not be permitted at Halas Hall or within Conway Park. More information about gate and parking lot opening times will be available on the official training camp website closer to the start of camp.
Bears participating in joint practice with the Colts in Indy
On Aug. 16 and 17, the Bears will also participate in a pair of joint practices with the Indianapolis Colts at the Colts’ complex in Indiana.
Both practices at the Grand Sports Complex in Westfield — about 15 miles north of Indianapolis — are free and open to the public. But, guests must obtain a free ticket for each day by visiting the Colts’ training camp website.
Chicago poised for better season in 2023
TheBears are looking forward to a better year in 2023 after a rough 2022 campaign. The team finished last in the NFC North with a 3-14 record and lost its last 10 straight games.
In March, the Bears dealt the first-overall selection to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for wide receiver DJ Moore, this year’s #9 overall pick and a second-round pick, plus a first-round selection in 2024 and a second-round pick in 2025.
On Draft Night, the Bears then traded the #9 pick to the Eagles and used the #10 overall selection to take University of Tennessee right tackle Darnell Wright. Later, Chicago added a couple of weapons in running back Roschon Johnson and wide receiver Tyler Scott on Day 3. Both possess big-play potential and could develop into starters down the road.
All three should help QB Justin Fields, who had a banner year running the ball in 2022 during his second NFL season. He rushed for 1,143 yards, just 63 yards shot of the the all-time record for rushing yards by a quarterback (Lamar Jackson, 1,206 yards, 2019). However, Fields finished 17th in the league for QB rating at 53.9. Fields completed 192 of 318 passes (60.4%) for 2,242 yards (tied for 26th), with 17 touchdowns (tied for 16th) and 11 interceptions (tied for 22nd) in 2022.