When was the first Super Bowl played in the Louisiana Superdome? November 24, 2011 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: American History Super Bowl XII was played in the Superdome in New Orleans on January 15, 1978. Dallas beat Denver 27 to 10. The largest arena in human history, the Superdome covers 13 acres and reaches a height of 27 stories. Related PostsWhen was the first Rose Bowl played?For whom are the Nintendo Super Mario Brothers named after?How long did the “G.E. College Bowl” run and who hosted it?For which King Louis was Louisiana named after?What was the cost of the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803?