FIFA headquarters seem more like a nuclear bunker than a swanky executive facility – or perhaps they are both.

They take up 11 acres on the Zürichberg, cost 240 million Swiss francs, and of the building’s eight floors, five of them are underground.

They incorporate a fitness centre, a meditation room and a full size football (soccer) pitch.

Bloomberg Business reports that cell phones are rendered inoperative by the black, Brazilian granite in the bowels of the building, and that executive committee meetings are held on the third subterranean level, in a conference room that has a floor of lapis lazuli.