Last years Soldier Field practice was scratched because of poor field conditions. Best guess: The turf will be ready this time.
Tickets for Comcast Bears Family Fest presented by Chase are now on sale through Ticketmaster. The event will be held at Soldier Field on Friday, Aug. 3, giving fans a first look at the 2012 Bears in action at their home stadium during a two-hour practice followed by a fireworks show.
Tickets cost 8 and are available by phone, internet and all Ticketmaster outlets. Fans may charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. All seating will once again be reserved for Family Fest. There will not be any general admission seating.
Activities outside the stadium are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., including a live band, radio station remote broadcasts, kids games, sponsor booths and giveaways. Gates to Soldier Field are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with player introductions and practice beginning shortly before 7 p.m.
The evening will conclude with a live fireworks show sponsored by Jewel-Osco. Throughout the event Bears fans will also have a chance to purchase the new Bears Nike jersey at the Bears Pro Shop and the first 30,000 attendees will receive a scratch-off card for the opportunity to win Bears prizes, discounts on Bears merchandise or a chance to head down to the field after practice, meet a player and receive an autograph.
For additional information and updates on the event, fans can go to ChicagoBears.com.