2007 Training Camp Information


Posted Jul 18, 2007


Olivet Nazarene Univerity will be the training camp home of the Chicago Bears for the sixth consecutive year. Coming off of last season's appearance in Super Bowl XLI, the Monsters of the Midway are primed for another run at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. And as always, BearReport.com will have a front-row seat for every event until the team makes its way back to Halas Hall for the regular season.

BEARS TRAINING CAMP: July 27 – August 18, 2007
OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY – BOURBONNAIS, IL

The Bears return to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL for the sixth consecutive season. The site, approximately 60 miles south of Chicago, provides the Bears with four practice fields, air-conditioned locker rooms and dining facility, a weight room, meeting rooms, and dorms for players, staff, media and guests.

ALL PRACTICE DATES AND TIMES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:

DAY DATE PRACTICE TIME & LOCATION
Friday July 27 3:00 pm practice
Saturday July 28 9:30 am mini-practice+
7:00 pm practice at Ward Field*
Sunday July 29 3:00 pm practice
Monday July 30 Noon practice
Tuesday July 31 9:30 am mini-practice+
7:00 pm practice at Ward Field*
Wednesday August 1 3:00 pm practice
Thursday August 2 Noon practice
Friday August 3 9:30 am mini-practice+
7:00 pm practice at Ward Field*
Saturday August 4 3:00 pm practice
Sunday August 5 7:00 pm practice at Soldier Field
Monday August 6 OFF DAY
Tuesday August 7 9:30 am practice+
7:00 pm practice at Ward Field*
Wednesday August 8 3:00 practice
Thursday August 9 10:45 pm mini-practice+
7:00 pm practice at Ward Field*
Friday August 10 TRAVEL DAY
Saturday August 11 BEARS at Houston Texans
Sunday August 12 OFF DAY
Monday August 13 7:00 pm practice at Ward Field*
Tuesday August 14 3:00 pm practice
Wednesday August 15 Noon practice
Thursday August 16 9:30 am mini-practice+
7:00 pm practice at Ward Field*
Friday August 17 3:00 pm practice
Saturday August 18 11:10 am practice
BREAK CAMP

+ Abbreviated practice without pads
* Ward Field is located on the campus of ONU

FAN INFORMATION: The gates to training camp open one hour prior to the start of all day practice sessions and two hours prior to the start of all night practice sessions. Admission is free to the public for all training camp practice sessions except for the special events listed in the next paragraph.

SPECIAL EVENTS: The following "theme days" have been scheduled for Bears training camp. Tuesday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m. is Bears Family Night at ONU, a free practice with other family activities held in ONU Stadium followed by a fireworks extravaganza set to music. Wednesday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m. is the Run with Staley, a one-mile run around campus for kids 14 years old and under led by Staley to celebrate his fifth birthday. Sunday, July 29 is Comcast Hispanic Day. Sunday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. is Chicago Sun-Times Bears Family Night at Soldier Field presented by Chase, a ticketed practice held at Soldier Field. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase by logging onto TicketMaster.com.

Bear Report is the only publication exclusively dedicated to your Chicago Bears, so be sure to visit BearReport.com for daily practice recaps and exclusive player interviews directly from Bourbonnais.



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