The Detroit Lions have fired head coach Jim Caldwell

The Detroit Lions are in need of a new head coach.

The team has fired veteran head coach Jim Caldwell, who had served as the team’s head coach since 2014.

Caldwell, 62, went 36-28 as Detroit’s head coach. The team went 9-7 this past season for the second year in a row.

Detroit announced the news on Twitter.

New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the job, though it’s unclear at this point what direction the Lions will go in.

Fans weigh in on Twitter:

 

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The abandoned Detroit Lions Stadium
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The abandoned Detroit Lions Stadium

The Silverdome will be demolished this spring 2016 after sitting virtually abandoned since 2002.

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In its heyday, it could seat more than 80,300 people.

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The building was home to the Detroit Lions from 1975 until 2002 and to the Detroit Pistons from 1978 until 1988.

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It's also been the location of a Super Bowl, a Michael Jackson concert, a 1987 mass conducted by Pope John Paul II, and the 1994 FIFA World Cup, just to name a few.

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The Detroit Lions left for Ford Field in 2002. In 2009, the building was sold at auction to a private owner for $583,000.

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In 2013, the building's inflatable roof was damaged during a winter storm. Scraps of the roof lay around the stadium today.

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Photographer Johnny Joo got access in 2014 and 2015 to take pictures of the abandoned property.

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His photos show that the building has significant damage from the elements.

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In addition, 19-year-old budding BMX rider and Michigan native Tyler Fernengel used the abandoned stadium to make a video for Red Bull.

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The shoot created some incredible visuals.

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The stadium is gutted after copper wiring, scoreboards, and other bits of memorabilia were all sold at an auction by the current owners.

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What remains behind is trash and everything that didn't get sold.

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Even the offices in the stadium now sit abandoned.

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As well as the team locker rooms and stadium bathrooms.

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The 127 acres the building sits on are now more valuable than the stadium itself.

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Currently, the land is being leased to a soccer league and car dealership.

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The stadium looks like it has been through a war.

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But this spring, the private owners intend to raze the Silverdome.

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The razing will take four to six months to complete.

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Then they plan to sell the land.

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One last look at the Silverdome.

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