CHICAGO (CBS)– The Chicago Bears will be returning to training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais on July 25.

This is the Bears’ 18th straight season at 1 University Avenue in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Training camp practices require a free ticket for entry that can be obtained by signing up in advance at chicagobears.com/camp.

The following Bears practices are open to the public:

  • Saturday, July 27  8:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 28  8:15 a.m.
  • Monday, July 29  8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 1  8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, August 2  8:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 3  7 p.m. at Soldier Field (Meijer Bears Family Fest)
  • Monday, August 5  8:15 a.m. (Military Appreciation Day)
  • Tuesday, August 6  8:15 a.m. (First Responders Day)
  • Saturday, August 10 8:15 a.m. (Blue & Orange Day)

On open practice days, gates open at 7:30 a.m. and stay open until noon with kid-friendly activities. According to Bears officials, giveaways will be provided at gates for the first 1,000 fans or while supplies last.

Most players stick around after the practice to sign autographs near the field.

According to Bears officials, “video recording devices, including cell phones as recording devices, and still cameras with lenses more than 12 inches long are prohibited at practice. Fans are welcome to use still photo cameras, with lenses less than 12 inches in length, for your personal enjoyment.”

Training camp is approximately 60 miles from Chicago. Free parking is available in surrounding parking lots that will be open two hours before gates open.

How To Get To Olivet Nazarene University

From Chicago: Take I-90/94 South to I-57. Take I-57 South to Bradley/Bourbonnais Exit 315. Follow the exit ramp as it curves to the right onto Rte. 50 South. Turn right onto Armour Road. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Convent St., which is also Rt. 45/52. There is also a Speedway gas station on corner. Follow the curves past the side entrance to campus on the left and continue to the main entrance that is lined with 10 flags. Olivet Nazarene University is located at 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Parking is available in surrounding lots at no costs and will be open two hours before gates open.