Chicago Bears release training camp dates for 2016 season

It’s almost that time of year again for the Chicago Bears and their fans.

The Bears will kick off training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois  for the 15th straight season and have released tentative dates and times for their summer practices. The team will practice in Bourbonnais from July 27-August 9 before moving back to Halas Hall on August 13.

Highlights on the schedule include: the annual Family Night at Soldier Field (August 6; time TBD); the Bears’ first preseason game against John Fox’s (and several other Bears’) former team, the Denver Broncos, on Thursday August 11; and two joint practices with the New England Patriots on August 15-16 before the two teams match up in the second game of the preseason Thursday August 18.

For further details and updates on practice times check out the Bears website.


Day                        Date                       Practice Time (CT)

Wednesday          July 27                   Report day

Thursday               July 28                   9:35 am practice (no pads)

Friday                    July 29                   11:15 am practice (no pads)

Saturday                July 30                   9:35 am practice

Sunday                  July 31                   11:15 am practice



Day                        Date                       Practice Time (CT)

Monday                 August 1                9:35 am practice

Tuesday                August 2                OFF DAY/NO AVAILABILITY

Wednesday          August 3                11:15 am practice

Thursday               August 4                9:35 am practice

Friday                    August 5                11:15 am practice

Saturday                August 6                Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest (Soldier Field); Time TBD

Sunday                  August 7                OFF DAY/NO AVAILABILITY

Monday                 August 8                11:15 am practice

Tuesday                August 9                9:35 am practice/Final Open Practice

Wednesday          August 10              NO AVAILABILITY

Thursday               August 11              Bears vs. Broncos

Friday                    August 12              OFF DAY/NO AVAILABILITY

Saturday                August 13              Practice at Halas Hall/Closed to Public; Time TBD

Sunday                  August 14              Practice at Halas Hall/Closed to Public; Time TBD

Monday                 August 15              Practice at New England Patriots; Time TBD

Tuesday                August 16              Practice at New England Patriots; Time TBD

Wednesday          August 17              NO AVAILABILITY

Thursday               August 18              Bears at Patriots

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