Bears playing helmets line the Soldier Field playing field during open practice at Bear Family Fest at Soldier Field, August 3, 2012. | Dom Najolia~Sun-Times
Updated: April 5, 2013 12:19AM
The Bears open their 2013 preseason at the Carolina Panthers the weekend of Aug. 8-11. Their first game at Soldier Field is Aug. 15 against the San Diego Chargers. The game will be broadcast by ESPN.
The Bears visit the Oakland Raiders the weekend of Aug. 22-25 before closing the preseason Aug. 29 against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field. The Bears and Browns have met in the preseason finale in nine consecutive years.
Exact dates and times will be announced later.