Prospect High Takeover: Chicago Bears Hosting Free Practice at Prospect High School “Friday Night Lights” Style, Thursday Aug. 17, 2017


Chicago Bears are bringing a “Friday night lights” style event to training camp for the second consecutive year, taking their practice on the road to Prospect High School in Mount Prospect on THURSDAY August 17, 2017 for a free practice event open to the public. Fans can expect a special evening practice and Bears spin on the popular high school “Friday Night Lights” tradition (Sunset Thursday Aug. 17 2017 is 7:49 PM).

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 on their turf. In addition to the team practice, fans and their families will enjoy activities, games, autograph opportunities, and entertainment. Tickets are FREE and will be limited.

Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. for the “Varsity Bears High School Takeover,” which includes activities for the family as well as a Bears practice session. Practice is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to about 7:45 p.m.

Entry is free but attendees need to reserve a mobile ticket in advance (beginning Friday Aug. 11, 2017 at 11 AM), and availability is limited. Tickets are delivered via cell phone mobile device only and must be presented on your cell phone/mobile device for entry.

GET TICKETS HERE (Beginning 11A 08/11)

Seating is first-come, first-served, and there are a limited number of bleacher seats.

Cost: Tickets are FREE and will be limited to four (4) per person
General Admission: Limited bleacher seating available. No reserved seating.

ADA Seating is available in designated areas around the football stadium.

Ticket requirement is based on height not age. Children under 32″ tall are permitted entry into Varsity Bears with a ticketed patron.

Please note that tickets will be delivered via mobile device only. You must have a mobile device (smartphone) to access your tickets. Tickets must be presented on your mobile device (smartphone) for scanning upon entry. Printed tickets will not be provided.

All patrons who are able to secure tickets will be sent a follow-up email with a webpage link and detailed instructions for accessing your tickets for entry will be sent within 24 hours of your completed reservation. Call the Bears Ticket Sales & Service Team at (847) 615-2327 with questions.

To access your tickets for entry on the night of the event, view this page on your mobile device and click the link below.

Access your account

Log in to your account (HERE) using your email address and password

Select 2017 Varsity Bears to view your tickets

Coming to the event separately?
You can transfer tickets to others directly from your mobile account:

Log in to your account

Select 2017 Varsity Bears

Click on the ticket(s) you wish to share and click “Transfer”

Click Transfer to and fill in the first name, last name and email address of the recipient

Click send

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 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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