The University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium will undergo $6.6 million in renovations to meet the needs of the Minnesota Vikings, under a plan presented this week to the Board of Regents.

The changes — including a new heating system for the playing field — will be billed to the Vikings, who will play the next two seasons at the U while the team’s own new stadium is being built on the site of the Metrodome.

The Vikings’ spokesman, Jeff Anderson, said Wednesday that the money will come from the $975 million Vikings stadium budget, which is funded by public and private dollars.

The changes are needed to adapt the Gophers’ stadium, which was designed for the fall college football season, to operate into December and “possibly” January, and meet the requirements of the National Football League, according to the university. Parts of the 50,805-seat stadium, which opened in 2009, will have to be winterized to protect systems from freezing and damage, officials say.

The plan calls for the installation of a “field heating system,” as well as replacing artificial turf and adding camera platforms, storage space and temporary bleachers for 1,750 fans.