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SAN FRANCISCO -- Stephen Curry had been prepping for the Warriors' move across the Bay, to Chase Center in San Francisco.

Now, after playing 10 years in Oakland, he finally got to see his new office in person.

"Today is where it became real," Curry said Wednesday afternoon.

Curry -- who was on the premises for a JP Morgan Chase event -- spoke to about 250 girls to encourage physical fitness. Prior to that ceremony, Curry toured the $1 billion Chase Center, which officially opened Tuesday.

During Curry's first 10 NBA seasons, the Warriors practiced in downtown Oakland and played their home games 11 miles away at Oracle Arena. At Chase Center, the team will have a practice facility attached, and team employees will work out of it.

While new to arena change, Curry said he's excited about it.

"I think, for me, it's different just because I've never had that experience," Curry said. "I've seen other arenas -- growing up in Charlotte, they had that -- and that was kind of my first real experience with it, where you have one locker room, practice court, familiar setting no matter what day it is, and go over to the arena. So hopefully it will help expedite the overall comfort level of the transition." 

As for the ceremony, it was just the latest girl-empowerment-focused appearance for Curry. Last month, he hosted his second annual all-girls camp at the Warriors' facility in Oakland. Five months ago, after 9-year-old Riley Morrison pointed out that Curry's Under Armour shoe line didn't include girls' sizing, the Warriors point guard released a girl's-only colorway of his Curry 6 with the phrases “Be Fearless,” “Girl Power,” “Girls Hoop Too” and “Rock The Currys" inscribed in the sock liners.

 

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On Wednesday, Curry -- in conjunction with Girls Inc -- surprised more than 250 female students from across the Bay Area on Chase Center's concourse, speaking to them about the importance of physical fitness before participating in a brief workout with the students.

"I picked up some gems tonight," Curry said. "How every day you [can] set a vision of what you want to do. As a parent, you can do that. As a kid, you can do that. So, it's all kind of a collective effort."