Free Chicago Bears Practice Tickets Demand Outstrips Supply for Event at Prospect High

Free tickets for the Chicago Bears “Friday Night Lights” style practice scheduled for THURSDAY August 17, 2017 at Prospect High School ran out quickly this morning, less than an hour after the free tickets were made available on Friday August 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Chicago Bears web page for the event announced an overwhelming response to the event.

Thank you for your interest. We received an overwhelming response for the 2017 Papa John’s Varsity Bears High School Takeover. Unfortunately, there are no more tickets available. Please continue to check back on for more Bears events in the future.

— Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are taking a training camp practice on the road, and calling the local high school in Mount Prospect home for one night on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Chicago Bears Coach John Fox and the Bears will visit Prospect High School next Thursday night for a special evening practice and Chicago Bears spin on the popular high school “Friday Night Lights” tradition.

Some fans ordering free tickets online saw this (below) and waited … the demand for the event has apparently greatly exceeded supply …

Bears Fans Wait for Free Tickets Practice at Prospect High SchoolSome Bears fans waited a long time online for free tickets to attend practice at Prospect High School — some got tickets and some didn’t.

The special practice session is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. next Thursday at George Gattas Memorial Stadium at Prospect High School, 801 West Kensington Road in Mount Prospect.

The 2017 Papa John’s Varsity Bears – High School Takeover will deliver a rare opportunity for local Bears fans in Mount Prospect, IL and surrounding communities to see the Chicago Bears practice in their neighborhood. In addition to the team practice, fans and their families will enjoy activities, games, autograph opportunities, and entertainment.

A crowd of 6,000 or more people are expected to swarm Prospect High School’s George Gattas Memorial Stadium and surrounding streets to get a look at the event.

Last year’s practice event — the first of its kind — the Chicago Bears held a practice at Warren Township High School in Gurnee. Free tickets were also snatched up in a short time last year.

In case of inclement weather, the event may be delayed or cancelled for the safety of our fans and team. Follow @ChicagoBears on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

Prospect High School is located at 801 West Kensington Road in Mount Prospect. Free parking will be available at the following locations:

(Tailgaiting Not Allowed)

Parking lots will open at 3:30 p.m., with gates opening at 4 p.m. and practice beginning at 6 p.m. Parking and shuttles also will be available at the Mount Prospect Parking Garage, 50 South Emerson Street, and Randhurst Parking Garage, 1 Randhurst Village Drive. from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Parking is free and available at the following lots beginning at 3:30PM:

Village of Mount Prospect City Hall Parking Garage (50 S. Emerson St.)

Randhurst Parking Garage (1 Randhurst Village Dr.)

Note: Complimentary continuous shuttles from the lots will be available from 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm. The last shuttle will leave the school at 9:00pm.

Tailgating will not be allowed. No alcohol, smoking, or open flames allowed at any parking location. Bags will be subject to search upon entry.

For more information, visit or call the ticket sales office at 847-615-2327.

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